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 about it. 

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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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#SaverOurClerks

Support Our Teachers and Clerks--CPS plans to implement the Kronos pilot program at 117 schools, causing additional work for teachers and the potential loss of school clerks who are vital members of our communities.

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Elected School Board Update

Elected School Board Update--The Elected Representative School Board bill will face its first test in the new General Assembly tomorrow. Take action now.

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re: Special Ed cuts

RE: Special Ed cuts--With Special Ed services under attack, it's more important than ever for parents and teachers to understand how to advocate for their special needs students. Join us tonight and help spread the word.

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TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT CPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS

CPS claimed half of Chicago’s schools are “underutilized” and professed a need to “right size” the district and help address budget deficits. Parents are skeptical of these claims, with good reason. CPS is closing neighborhood schools, while opening new charter schools.

In the last 10 years, CPS has closed 100 neighborhood schools, primarily on the south and west sides of the city, while opening 60 private charter schools. This makes no sense. Here's the truth about school closings.

STRIKE CANCELED AFTER CPS, CTU REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

CTU Contract Demands for the City Chicago Students Deserve

The current Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) contract—agreed to after an eight-day strike in 2012—expired at the end of school last year. Teachers and CPS are now negotiating a new contract. The CTU’s contact demands include important services and supports for our classrooms, while CPS is asking for a 12 percent, $26,000, pay cut and threatening massive layoffs.

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CTU CONTRACT IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE CITY CHICAGO STUDENTS DESERVE

Chicago's teachers and CPS are negotiating a new contract. The Chicago Teachers Union’s contact proposals include important services and supports for our classrooms, while CPS is asking for a 7 percent pay cut and threatening massive layoffs. Since CPS is only required by state law to negotiate over pay and benefits, it falls on parents to make their voices heard and demand CPS address the needs of students, teachers and families during contract talks. Here's what parents and teachers are fighting for.

CTU CONTRACT IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE CITY CHICAGO STUDENTS DESERVE

Chicago's teachers and CPS are negotiating a new contract. The Chicago Teachers Union’s contact proposals include important services and supports for our classrooms, while CPS is asking for a 7 percent pay cut and threatening massive layoffs. Since CPS is only required by state law to negotiate over pay and benefits, it falls on parents to make their voices heard and demand CPS address the needs of students, teachers and families during contract talks. Here's what parents and teachers are fighting for.