New CTU white paper outlines strengths of model program to tackle civic needs, as union and community allies celebrate launch after two-year struggle with mayor’s handpicked school execs and Board to deploy funding.
Mayra Almaraz is recognized for teaching her students at William Howard Taft High School to recognize and fight systemic inequality. Says Taft principal Mark Grishaber, "She's an outstanding educator."
The CTU's 40-year fight for fair pension funding, adequate pay and the schools our students deserve, with CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey and CTU Education Policy Analyst Pavlyn Jankov.
Chicago Teachers Union affiliations include the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the Illinois State Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (ISFL-CIO), the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).