Help Fight CPS School Closings
CPS and the mayor want to close up to 140 neighborhood schools this year. Communities across Chicago are mobilizing to fight back. Attend community hearings, actions and rallies. Organize parents in your school and neighborhoods. Make alliances with your teachers and the CTU delegate in your school. Calll CPS, at 773-553-1500 and say NO SCHOOL CLOSINGS! Email email@example.com for more ways to get involved.
Work to End the Abuse of Standardized Testing
We call the excessive level of standardized testing in our schools abusive because of the effects it has on children and because the tests themselves are being abused. Many of them are used for purposes even the test-makers acknowledge are inappropriate. P4T is working with groups across the city to pressure CPS to scale back the tests. Download a petition against excessive standardized testing and get it signed by parents and teachers at your school.
Join the Campaign to Win an Elected School Board for Chicago
Chicago is the only city in the state with an appointed school board. The unelected board is failing Chicago's children and is unaccountable to parents and teachers. Parents 4 Teachers is working with Communities Organized for Democracy in Education (CODE) to get an elected school board referendum on the November ballot. Download our flyer and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to help with the petition campaign.
Support Teachers at Your School
Pass the P4T Resolution in Support of Teachers and Quality Schools. Teacher morale is plummeting, thanks to attacks by the corporate reformers. P4T has a resolution your Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) or Local School Council (LSC) can pass in support of teachers. Send a copy of your signed petition to email@example.com and we'll publicize it on our website and on Facebook.