“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.
Ironically, most of those loyal supporters still seem to think that Trump and congressional Republicans are looking out for them.
In February, the union had voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.
Letters of intent were due Friday but weren’t mandatory, so more charter school operators still could submit applications for more schools.
Then let’s ask ourselves why Hollywood celebrities spend hardly any time hammering the failing schools in their own backyards.
Given that 83 percent of charter schools were no better and often worse, how can we argue for more of them?
The charter schools Betsy DeVos supports are public. They’re just not controlled by the usual crowd of education bureaucrats.
As with many pension funds across Illinois, the CTPF suffers due to historical underfunding and stifling bureaucracy.
CPS officials will send charter schools $8 million in surplus tax increment financing money — part of $55 million used to fund a new teacher contract.