Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Good For The CTU And Chicago Teachers

That was a really great job getting concessions from Rahmbo on work hours, new hires and recalls.

But as CTU President Karen Lewis said:

"This is movement in the right direction, but let me make this very clear, this does not settle the outstanding and mandatory issues in the contract,” said Lewis. “In order to get us where we are today it took a march of nearly 10,000 educators, a strike authorization vote and a fact-finder’s report to get CPS to move on this issue. This is yet another example of the CTU’s determination and dedication to fighting for solutions that will strengthen our schools.”

Kudos to her and the CTU leadership for knowing that victories in small skirmishes do not mean the war is over.

Note to UFT: Turnaround school battle is NOT over.

Bloomberg, Walcott and the DOE are going to do everything in their power to destroy those schools before Bloomberg goes.

That means you guys have to stand up for those schools and make sure they are given the resources and support to survive and thrive.


  1. It's simple (though not easy): no more school closings, period.

  2. Have they ever said those words? I would imagine Randi wouldn't, as they would make her look anti-reform. But I don't think I've heard Mulgrew say them either.

  3. TeachmyclassMrMayorJuly 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Of this (Bloomberg being hell bent to destroy the 24 before he goes) NO ONE should have any doubts.

  4. A history of Chicago teachers and strikes: It's nothing new!