The majority of Chicago Public Schools teachers registered a no confidence vote in CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Tuesday afternoon.
Unlike the CTU no confidence vote in February, all union members were eligible to vote this time rather than just representatives from each school. With 80 percent of ballots counted, the CTU said that 99 percent of its members voted no confidence in Claypool. So far, 14,500 votes cast last week have been counted.
CTU President Karen Lewis said the vote sends a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel that teachers and staff are unhappy with him and Claypool.