“It does look like there’s some advantage to being in a [charter management organization] when opening and operating new schools,” Woodworth said.
The union representing Chicago charter school teachers voted overwhelmingly — 671 to 130 — to join the Chicago Teachers Union.
A merger — potentially the first of its kind — would turn the growing ChiACTS union for charter school staffers into a division of the CTU.
Union members have been in contract talks for a year at the school that’s home to about 470 elementary students.
Teachers at the Passages Charter School in Edgewater have set a strike date for May 25.
State Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, wants to link charter-school expansion to a school district’s ability to pay for them.