Our Mission

Parents 4 Teachers has come together to stand up for teachers and fight for quality schools for ALL Chicago children. We believe that building solidarity among parents and teachers, supporting social movement teacher unionism and fighting racist school policies is key to building a high quality, equitable, and just public school system for all of Chicago.

A long night

It was a long night, but the Elected School Board bill (HB 1774) finally made it out of the Illinois Senate.

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Just kidding...

Rahm Emanuel announced schools will not close early, reversing the threats he and Forrest Claypool have been making for the last month.

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Enough of the blame game

P4T is joining with community groups and the CTU to push the mayor to tap city revenues to keep schools open through June. Read the testimony of P4T parent Catherine Henchek. 

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Safe Schools for All Campaign

P4T's Safe Schools for ALL campaign is designed to build unity and defend and support students and families who feel threatened by the Trump administration. 

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Latest Updates

Apr 11, 2017

Vote YES on an Elected School Board for Chicago--HB 1774

HB 1774 would give Chicago taxpayers the same right to elect their school board that residents in every other Illinois city and 98 percent of cities nationwide have. Read our fact sheet on the bill and then contact your state legislators...

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Action Alert

Enough of the blame game--With a June 1 school shutdown looming, P4T is joining other parent and community groups calling on the mayor to tap city revenues to keep schools open. 

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Take Action

We can make a difference in our schools and our city, but we need your help. Take action today. Volunteer your time on one of our campaigns. Organize parents in your school and community. Call your elected officials or CPS board members. Pass a petition and help spread the word. 

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