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Chicago Teachers Union votes to oppose Common Core
May. 8, 2014
CTU cites concerns over testing, curriculum, and "an overreach of federal power" in opposing new, more rigorous learning standards.
Chicago Teachers Union: New taxes to fix pensions
May. 1, 2014
The Chicago Teachers Union is rolling out a plan they say will help solve the teachers pension crisis.
CPS shifts to more privately-run schools
Jan. 22, 2014
Despite protests and less than a year after closing 50 traditional public schools due to declining enrollment, Chicago’s Board of Education voted to approve seven new charter schools Wednesday.
Lewis: Loyalty to public schools should rival that of Cubs fans
Jun. 19, 2013
Chicago Teachers Union president delivers speech titled “On Baseball and Budgets” at a City Club luncheon, arguing that people need to cheer on the children of Chicago.
CTU vows to make school closings political
Apr. 15, 2013
Union president Karen Lewis says a “voter education campaign” will add 100,000 new voters in Chicago.
Chicago teachers to vote on contract
Oct. 2, 2012
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union are scheduled to vote on the proposed contract reached after a seven-day strike last month.The strike left more than 350,000 students out of class across Chicago. The teachers walked out Sept.
CTU President Karen Lewis unpacks the strike authorization vote
Jun. 6, 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union holds a strike authorization vote Wednesday. If 75 percent of members vote yes, the union could potentially move forward with an actual strike later this year.
Board votes unanimously to close, restaff schools
Feb. 22, 2012
Listen to Linda Lutton discussing Wednesday's meeting on
Chicago’s school board voted unanimously late Wednesday to close seven schools and completely re-staff 10 others.
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