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The in box. Eight Chicago alderman find their spine. No Proco.

September 19, 2012

For Immediate Release: For more Information Contact:
September 18, 2012

City Council Progressive Caucus Statement Regarding Chicago Teachers Union Agreement

Today we are happy to say that the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have reached an agreement and our kids will be returning to school where they belong. It has been a difficult nine days but the conversations about the future of Public Education in our city were long overdue. These conversations did not just happen in the bargaining room or in City Hall but at dinner tables around our city.

We believe that from the very beginning Chicago’s teachers wanted what is best for their students and for our schools. Their experience and knowledge should be the basis for future improvements to the Chicago Public School System. They deserve to work in an environment that respects their work as educators helping to ensure that every child has an equal chance to succeed.

As we move forward from today, we hope that the conversations about improving our public education system continue. It is our job as elected officials and educators to work together to provide the highest quality public education possible.

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2) Ald. Leslie Hairston (5) Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6)

Ald. Toni Foulkes (15) Ald. Rick Munoz (22) Ald. Scott Waguespack (32)

Ald. Nicholas Sposato (36) Ald. John Arena (45)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2012 10:04 am

    The list of alderman for this cause (strengthing of public education) needs to be longer. The privatization of public education is a big mistake and our mayor (a republican pretending to be a demoncrat) leads the movement to destroy our schools in favor of private, low paying, secretive schools. The schools belong to the people, not the weathly one percent of our city.

  2. September 20, 2012 5:43 pm

    This warms my heart, though I agree that I wish it was longer. I’m wondering why I still haven’t seen my alderman (Reboyras) on any of these letters. Having been a former CPS teacher, you’d think he’d remember his roots and join in this important conversation. I need to get home early one day from my shortest school day job and call him and remind him.

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