Teaching in the Age of Trump

December 13, 2016 0 comments


Teach-in on Trump's Election: 
Analysis, Teaching, and Organizing
 
Saturday, December 17, 2016
5 -7 pm
 
1952 W. 21st Street, Chicago, IL
 
Co-sponsored by TSJ, Pilsen Alliance, and the CTU Latinx Caucus
logos of TSJ, Pilsen Alliance, and the CTU Latinx Caucus

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Mariame Kaba, #TSJCF16 Keynote

November 20, 2016 0 comments

Missed the 2016 Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair? You can check out Mariame Kaba's talk here.

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#TSJCF16 - the 2016 TSJ Curriculum Fair - Workshop Schedule!

October 19, 2016 0 comments

The 15th Annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair 
#TSJCF16

Uplift High School
900 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm




ThemeDefund Policing: Fund Schools and Communities

KeynoteMariame Kaba, Project NIA. 
Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator, curator, and founding director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization that works to end youth incarceration. She has co-founded several organizations including the Chicago Freedom School and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women. Mariame is currently organizing with Survived and Punished to address the criminalization of survivors of violence. Mariame is an abolitionist who is committed to transformative justice. 

Register online NOW!: here


Workshop Titles and Facilitators

TEACHERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CURRICULUM FAIR WORKSHOPS
Download session descriptions here.

SESSION 1-12:00 - 1:15 PM
1. "ODE: Operation Defend Education" -- Poetry Writing Workshops for the Education Struggle(Adam Gottlieb, Diana Zwinak, ODE: Operation Defend Education/Chicago Revolutionary Poets Brigade).
2. Restorative Justice in Schools: Abolishing the Schools to Prison Pipeline. (Jason Ware).
3. Deschooling Ourselves and Liberating Education. (Uplift Community High School Students and Teachers).
4. Education Not Militarization: If Our City/Country Truly Cares About Youth and Stopping Violence, Fund Education. (Arny Stieber, Veterans For Peace - Chicago Chapter).
5. WE ARE STILL HERE: Building a People of Color-Led Ethnic Studies Movement in Chicago (Ethnic Studies Educators of Color - Chicago)
NOTE: This workshop is designed to be a healing and building space for people of Color.
6. Creating a Sustainable Community School District: From the Dyett Hunger Strike to the CTU Contract Victory (Johnaé Strong, Grassroots Education Movement, Chicago; Monique Redeaux, TSJ/CTU; Jitu Brown, Dyett Hunger Striker/Journey for Justice Alliance)
7. Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education. (Sarah E. Dennis, Ph.D., Loyola University).
SESSION-2:00-3:15
8. '63 CPS Boycott: The Legacy of Racial Inequalities in Chicago Public Schools (Rachel Dickson, Kartemquin Films).
9. In Search of Justice in the Social (Aja Reynolds, Lamar Sanders, Evan M. Taylor, Jessica Suarez, Concerned Students of Color [UIC])
10.  The Struggle for Social Justice Adult High Schools in Chicago: Politics and Possibilities(Byron Sigcho, Rita Sacay, Megan Wells, Janise Hurtig, UIC Center for Literacy, Community Writing Project, Centro Autónomo Popular Education Adult High School, Dorothy Stang Adult High School)
11. "Coins, Cops, & Communities." A toolkit for youth workers & educators (Melisa Stephen, Alexandra Marie, Nicole Trinidad, Debbie Southorn, American Friends Service Committee, Chicago)
12. Understanding and Transforming Whiteness(Naomi Milstein, Chicago Freedom School).
13. The Attacks on Special Education: Know Your Rights and Fight! (Sarah Chambers, Natasha Carlsen, Tammie Vinson, Katie Osgood, Chicago Teachers Union).
14. Build Your Dream School! (Georgette Boateng & Hira Siddiqui, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago [KINETIC youth program])
15. The Fight to Keep Uptown Affordable and Diverse: A Walking History Tour of Uptown. (Paul Siegel, Northside Action for Justice).
16. "Resisting Federal Efforts to Eradicate Our Culture": Two Oaxacans of La CNTE in Resistance Fighting for Human Rights and Indigenous Curriculum. (Mayem Arellanos Cano, Zapotec Lawyer; Fernando Sobernes Bojorques, Educator). 

CLOSING SESSION
Dialogue: Teaching after the Trump Election

Volunteer to help, email here. We need help with outreach, social media, documentation, setup, cleanup, food serving/cleanup, registration, art and t-shirt making, day-of help, translation (Spanish-English, ASL), and more.

Download flyers in color and in black and white!

Help promote the Curriculum Fair by putting up posters at your school, library, local coffee shop, or favorite community space. Poster distribution points:

  • North side - contact emmahardy29@gmail.com 
  • South side - Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, 4242 S. Cottage Grove (ask for TSJ posters)
  • Central - UIC College of Education, 1040 W. Harrison Street (ETMSW building), 3rd floor copy room (look for box marked TSJ posters)

Please email teachersforjustice@hotmail.com with the number of posters you took and where you posted them (note we have limited posters)

 
You can view and share our Google Slides presentation about the curriculum fair here



Watch a short video from the 2010 CF here


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The Challenge of Teaching in a Racially and Politically Polarized Time

October 18, 2016 0 comments



Our panelists will address the complex issues faced by K-12 teachers struggling to help students make sense of the current tumultuous environment: the heated rhetoric around race, immigration and xenophobia in the 2016 election, the debates around race and policing here in Chicago and throughout the country and other  controversial issues.  What are the challenges of these developments for teachers and what are the different ways that educators meet these challenges?  The panelists will address how to engage students in meaningful discussion, how to create safe classroom spaces and how to develop a mind-set of civic responsibility.

Dr. Horace Hall, Associate Professor, DePaul College of Education will present introductory remarks and moderate the panel.

Panelists include:

Liz Robbins, Social Science teacher, Lindbloom High School; Civic Instructional Specialist for Chicago Public Schools

Mario Perez, Coordinator and Social Science teacher, the Newcomer Center, Township High School District 214, Arlington Heights

Johnae Strong, Elementary school teacher and restorative justice coordinator, Chicago Public Schools

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Born Out of Struggle: A Book Talk by David Stovall

October 6, 2016 0 comments




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Stand With CTU

October 3, 2016 0 comments

TSJ Strike Support Bulletin #1

As you probably know CTU voted 95% to authorize a strike, and the House of Delegates (union delegates from each school) voted to strike Oct. 11 if CPS does not meet their contract demands.

Key issues CTU is fighting for are:

  • RESTORE cuts to art, music, librarians, and staff-classrooms are overcrowded and understaffed!
  • RESTORE cuts to special education, which is in a desperate situation as CPS is balancing the budget on backs of the most vulnerable students
  • NO teacher pay cuts
  • YES job security

The challenges in the schools require money to fix so the Board of Education and the city will have to come up with it. CTU and GEM (the Grassroots Education Movement), along with other community groups, have proposed solutions that include tapping into TIF funds, taxing corporations, imposing a financial transaction tax, and more. The city council can pass the TIF ordinance sponsored by Garza/Cárdenas to restore TIF funds to CPS. Contact your alderperson if you live in Chicago and demand that they support the ordinance!

Actions-We urge everyone to participate!
Oct. 4: GEM and the Chicago Teacher Solidarity Committee joint press conference. 10:00 AM, at City Hall. We need to dispel the narrative that "greedy teachers" are holding parents and students hostage.

Oct. 6: School walk-ins. 8 am. This is in conjunction with a national day of walk-ins sponsored by AROS (Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools). See list of schools here. Students, parents, teachers, and residents will be walking into schools, rallying for the schools they deserve, before the school day begins. Please go to your neighborhood school or a school you have a relationship with to support them and tell them you read this here.

Oct. 10: GEM student/youth forum. Time and location TBA (tentative).

Oct. 11: Potential start of strike,. Again, please go to your neighborhood school/school you know to support them, walk the picket line, help out any way you can, and again, tell them you read this here! Picket lines start before and at the beginning of the school day (FYI, in 2012, they stayed up for 2-3 hours)

Stay Tuned! Please communicate with us by emailing here and letting us know what you are involved in and what is happening in your school community.

See CTU Contract FAQ, their proposal for A Just Chicago, and their info on the contract campaign.

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Are Police Necessary Teach-In

September 26, 2016 0 comments


Check out Labor Beat's coverage of our September 22, 2016 teach-in, Are Police Necessary? If you want to learn more about alternatives to policing and how we can shift resources to schools and communities, please join us for our annual Teacher's for Social Justice Curriculum Fair on November 19. The theme of this year's fair is Defund Policing: Fund Schools and Communities. Want to contribute to the dialogue? Please let us know through the forms available here. Check us out on twitter, @TeachForJustice, #ArePoliceNecessary, and #TSJCF16


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Call for Tables and Workshops #TSJCF16

September 16, 2016 0 comments

TSJ Curriculum Fair
Call for Tables & Workshops
Due October 31

Not sure about which to apply for? What's the difference between a 'curriculum exhibit' and 'resource table'? Just want to know more about what the TSJ Curriculum Fair is all about? Click here for more info.


Download WORKSHOP FORM

Theme: Defund Policing. Fund Schools and Communities.
Date: Saturday, November 19
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September 13, 2016 0 comments

TSJ Teach-In: Are Police Necessary?

Date: September 24, 2016
UIC College of Education
1040 W. Harrison Street, Room 3427
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Sign up for the Teach-In here.

Download the flyer here. 

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Why We Say Black Lives Matter: Affirming Our Existence in Schools ITAG

August 22, 2016 0 comments

New Inquiry to Action (ITAG) Opportunity! 

Please register for: Why We Say Black Lives Matter: Affirming our Existence in Schools ITAG, if interested or pass along to other networks. An ITAG is an inquiry to action group that meets around a particular concept to engage in political education with the goal of bringing together theory and action. After presenting at TSJ's 2015 Curriculum Fair, David Stovall, Stephanie Hicks and myself wanted to further that conversation beyond that space and work with educators to address anti-Black racism in schools. Participants have developed curriculums, participated in protests and formed other political study groups as part of their action piece in the ITAGS hosted by Teachers for Social Justice and NYCORE in New York. Those are just examples of the many possibilities that may develop from the space. 

So register to come join us as we collectively unpack the ways anti-Blackness shows up in educational spaces and work towards making sure Black children know their lives matter. Please register here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCJO2dqCfZiKxXh2ETUnduyWHph3SDuIQEcxIVPjGx_y0WHg/viewform.


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Understanding the Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico Forum

August 13, 2016 0 comments

Understanding the Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico

Friday, August 19
6:30 PM
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center 
4048 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago
Host Organization: Chicago Boricua Resistance

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Solidarity with Mexican Teachers and Farmworkers-July 26 Event

July 25, 2016 0 comments

Solidarity with Mexican Teachers and Farmworkers-July 26 Event

NIGHT OF RESISTANCE: 
STRIKES, BOYCOTTS AND SOLIDARITY 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5pm 
La Catrina Cafe 
1011 W. 18th St., Chicago

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We Are All Oaxaca! Todos Somos Oaxaca! - Online Fund Raiser!

July 4, 2016 0 comments


The Mexican government continues to repress public school educators on strike to demand respect for human and labor rights. Many teachers and students have been killed in the most recent round of violence by the government. Help raise money for the left teacher union leadership, the CNTE (Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación), to hold assemblies, legal defense and fight back against the assault on their members. This is the solidarity they need right now.

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TSJ General Meeting Sat. June 11 - Discussion and planning for #TSJCF16

May 9, 2016 0 comments


TSJ General Meeting and Curriculum Fair Planning

Date: Sat, June 11th
UIC College of Education
1040 W. Harrison St, Room 3427
Time : 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

This year's Curriculum Fair theme: DEFUND Police in Schools and Communities: FUND Community Schools and Communities will explore the connections between racial and economic justice, the links between racism and capitalism, and state sanctioned violence in communities and schools.

As educators, parents, and communities members, we know the troubling relationship Black and Brown families often have with police, yet police have become a common fixture in our schools and in our communities. We refuse to accept this as a norm. Our children deserve to be educated not policed.

At the same time we are truly witnessing the "history of the present moment" as groups of activists and organizers in Chicago and around the nation have been fighting back against economic and racial violence in unapologetic, creative, and effective ways. The critical analysis and rejection of the conditions which facilitate and reward over-policing and police brutality toward Black and Brown communities is stronger than any time since the modern civil rights movement began. Our goal is for the Curriculum Fair to build on this work and help educators bring this critical analysis into the curriculum and into the classrooms by discussing and planning workshops (among others) that explore:
    
  -What does it look like to strive to be an anti-racist teacher practitioner?
    
  -How do we understand the political economy of, and the connection between, chattel slavery, the prison industrial complex, and over-policing in Black and Brown communities?
      
 -What are the historic and contemporary issues that contribute to the explosion in incarceration and policing in Black and Brown communities?
    
  -What are the radical possibilities for truly restorative justice in our schools and in the communities in which they are situated?

Join us to discuss and plan the theme for the 2016 Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair #TSJCF16, and begin to plan together to make this the most meaningful and action inspiring TSJ Curriculum Fair yet.
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April 1 #ShutDownChi Day of Action!

March 27, 2016 0 comments

Join TSJ for the April 1 #ShutDownChi Day of Action!

Friday April 1 All Day, Everywhere  

RSVP Here to get text action alerts!

April 1 in Chicago will be a day of mass action against austerity politics, racist violence, anti-immigrant and Islamaphobic attacks, the savaging of human needs in Illinois, growing poverty, attempts to smash unions, and economic violence against the vast majority of people in our state. And, it will be a day FOR justice, fair distribution of wealth, progressive revenue solutions, full funding of our schools and human needs, and racial and social justice.

Map of April 1 Events 

Click on a star to see what events you can plug into.
Link to share the map: https://goo.gl/ePT0tr

Hashtags    #ShutDownChi   and    #FightForFunding  


On April 1, 2016, we are asking all concerned Chicago citizens to unite in a day of action by:

• Withholding your labor
• Joining morning pickets at CPS schools
• Attending events at CSU and NEIU 
• Marching from UIC to the Downtown Rally
• Withholding your dollars
• Boycotting the Magnificent Mile
• Protesting Governor Rauner, Mayor Emanuel and billionaire Ken Griffin
• Protesting banks such as Bank of America
• Engaging in nonviolent direct action protests
• Demanding progressive taxation
• Demanding the release of the TIF surplus


Join families, students, teachers, workers, and all those who thirst for justice.



More than 100,000 workers in the state of Illinois are out of a contract and are bargaining directly with our adversaries—Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, bankers and billionaires like Ken Griffin, who are calling for school closings, university closings, budget cuts, lower wages for workers and restrictions on collective bargaining.

Racial injustice fuels the prison industrial complex by sending poor Black and brown men and women to prison each day. Chronic disinvestment has caused poverty in the state to grow considerably. Law enforcement agencies are under federal scrutiny for the murder of unarmed people and the mentally ill. Child-care workers and low-income parents are under attack. Yet multimillion-dollar arenas, museums and millionaire condos are being built all around us.

Tax cuts for those with the highest incomes, an unfair, regressive flat-tax system, and corporate loopholes galore have put Illinois in this fiscal distress. In Chicago, the mayor refuses to renegotiate bad deals with the banks profiting off of our “broke on purpose” schools. The mayor's TIF program siphons money from schools, parks, libraries and other public needs and hands it to wealthy developers. Rahm's handpicked board of education wastes millions on excessive testing and mismanagement while they cut and cut from school budgets. Enough is enough!
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March 26 TSJ Teach-In on the April 1... SHUT IT DOWN! action

March 10, 2016 0 comments

Join TSJ for a Teach-In on the April 1 SHUT IT DOWN! action

Saturday March 26th from 5 to 7 pm UIC College of Education 1040 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL  

We'll have Child Care and Refreshments 

Room 3427

Please RSVP Here

April 1 in Chicago will be a day of mass action against austerity politics, racist violence, anti-immigrant and Islamaphobic attacks, the savaging of human needs in Illinois, growing poverty, attempts to smash unions, and economic violence against the vast majority of people in our state. And, it will be a day FOR justice, redistribution of wealth, progressive revenue solutions, full funding of our schools and human needs, and racial and social justice. 

This Teach-In will address WHY Teachers for Social Justice and so many others in Chicago, from labor (e.g., CTU), education justice organizations, racial justice groups (e.g., Black Youth Project-100), community organizations (e.g., Kenwood Oakland Community Organization), economic justice groups (e.g., Fight for 15), religious progressives (e.g., ARISE-Chicago), and many others are coming together April 1 to #ShutDownChi! 
  • What are the connections between all these issues and movements and how does April 1 relate to our larger efforts to create a new world that is possible and necessary? 
  • How can you help organize in your workplace/community/school to build for April 1 and make this an historic day in Chicago as we fight for a better future? 
Come to the Teach-In to discuss and learn about these issues and their interconnections, and to help plan and organize for April 1.

For more info, email here. 

PLEASE RSVP! Especially!!! if you will need childcare! Click here


On April 1, 2016, we are asking all concerned Chicago citizens to unite in a day of action by:

• Withholding your labor
• Joining morning pickets at CPS schools
• Attending events at CSU and NEIU 
• Marching from UIC to the Downtown Rally
• Withholding your dollars
• Boycotting the Magnificent Mile
• Protesting Governor Rauner, Mayor Emanuel and billionaire Ken Griffin
• Protesting banks such as Bank of America
• Engaging in nonviolent direct action protests
• Demanding progressive taxation
• Demanding the release of the TIF surplus


Join families, students, teachers, workers, and all those who thirst for justice.


#ShutDownChi     #FightForFunding  


RSVP to the April 1 Action and get Text Alerts!  http://fightfor15.org/s-petition/ctu-april1-rsvp/ 

Map of the day's events is here 




More than 100,000 workers in the state of Illinois are out of a contract and are bargaining directly with our adversaries—Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, bankers and billionaires like Ken Griffin, who are calling for school closings, university closings, budget cuts, lower wages for workers and restrictions on collective bargaining.

Racial injustice fuels the prison industrial complex by sending poor Black and brown men and women to prison each day. Chronic disinvestment has caused poverty in the state to grow considerably. Law enforcement agencies are under federal scrutiny for the murder of unarmed people and the mentally ill. Child-care workers and low-income parents are under attack. Yet multimillion-dollar arenas, museums and millionaire condos are being built all around us.

Tax cuts for those with the highest incomes, an unfair, regressive flat-tax system, and corporate loopholes galore have put Illinois in this fiscal distress. In Chicago, the mayor refuses to renegotiate bad deals with the banks profiting off of our “broke on purpose” schools. The mayor's TIF program siphons money from schools, parks, libraries and other public needs and hands it to wealthy developers. Rahm's handpicked board of education wastes millions on excessive testing and mismanagement while they cut and cut from school budgets. Enough is enough!
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Elected Representative School Board Bill PASSES in IL House!

March 3, 2016 0 comments

Elected Representative School Board Bill Passes House in 
bi-partisan landslide!


#ERSBnow #ERSB #NoHybrid

CHICAGO MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO DEMOCRACY IN OUR SCHOOLS WITH HISTORIC VOTE TO APPROVE ELECTED, REPRESENTATIVE SCHOOL BOARD BILL

The years-long battle to win an elected, representative school board for Chicago is one step closer to victory after the Illinois House gave overwhelming support to the measure in a historic vote today, March 3.
Parents, teachers, labor groups, community organizations, and education justice organizations across Chicago have been pushing for the bill, which would take unilateral control of the schools away from the mayor and allow Chicago voters to elect their school board members.
The bill, HB 0557, won by a bi-partisan landslide vote of 110-4, a tribute to the hard work of Rep. Rob Martwick, the bill's chief sponsor; 67 co-sponsors; House leadership; and the Grassroots Education Movement(GEM), the community coalition that has been pushing the measure  for years.
Elected school boards are the norm nationwide and here in Illinois. Chicago is the only district in the state where the mayor appoints school board members.
Chicago parents, teachers and students understand that the current school board works for the mayor, not for the people the schools serve. Today's vote could usher in a new day of accountability and democracy in the nation's third largest school system, though we understand that an elected board is NO guarantee of democracy-it is only a condition for it, and an important marker in an ongoing struggle for justice and equity in education and ACROSS society.
GEM organizations will now focus their attention on passing the bill in the Senate.

Since mayoral control of schools started in the 1990s, and mayors began appointing school boards, NO education justice movement has successfully overturned this massive public disenfranchisement. Chicago's movement is on its way! Stay tuned, there will be plenty more to do!

Find out who your IL State Senator is here.

Find contact info for your IL State Senator here.

You can learn more about this fight and TSJ's role in it on our ERSB Resource Page.

GEM is a city-wide coalition of parents, teachers and community members dedicated to bringing democracy and accountability to CPS  Member organizations are:  Action Now, Blocks Together, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago Teachers Union, CODE - Communities Organized for Democracy in Education, Communities United, Enlace, Grassroots Illinois Action, Jobs with Justice, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Northside Action for Justice, Parents 4 Teachers, People for Community Recovery, Pilsen Alliance, Raise Your Hand, Teachers for Social Justice and United Working Families.
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TSJ ERSB March 1 Field Trip to Springfield - and Emergency Rally against CTU Layoffs

February 7, 2016 0 comments


Get on the TSJ Bus March 1!
Springfield Rally and Lobby Day for ERSB


Rally Day Details: Tuesday, March 1
6:00 AM till 6:00 PM
Bus will leave from 1100 S. Hamilton.
Parking is available, $2-3 for the day

On February 17, the Illinois House Education Committee passed by a vote of 15 - 9 (along party lines) the bill for the Elected Representative School Board (now HB 557, formerly HB 4268). The next step is that the full House has to pass it-we have 60 pledged "yes" votes (enough to pass the bill), BUT we want to make SURE that the vote occurs before the March 15primaries. The February 18th Springfield Rally Day was cancelled because the Legislature took the day off!, so we have RESCHEDULED to MARCH 1.

Sign up to get on the TSJ bus to join hundreds of other parents, teachers, community members, and students in Springfield, Tuesday, March 1, to let legislators know we want an elected representative school board in Chicago-now!! We will have a rally in the capital and talk to legislators.
The time is now! This is our alternative to Rauner's state proposal to take over our schools, and Rahm's racist corporate agenda to break the CTU, cut resources to neighborhood schools, and privatize. When parents and grandparents have to go on a 34 day hunger strike to get a quality neighborhood high school (Dyett HS), it's time for an elected school board that represents the people who actually attend and teach in CPS schools.

* Space is limited!! Reserve your spot on the TSJ bus TODAY! Fill out the form here! And please-we want to accommodate everyone who can go, so please do not commit unless you are sure that you can make it (to the best of your knowledge, of course!).

Email us if you have any questions!


Keep contacting your IL legislators to let them know you want an elected representative school board in Chicago-now!! 

Find your IL State Representatives at http://www.elections.il.gov/districtlocator/addressfinder.aspx

Find contact info for your IL State House Rep at http://www.ilga.gov/house/

You can learn more about this fight and TSJ's role in it on our ERSB Resource Page.






































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Join CTU at Feb 4th Rally Against Mass Layoffs

February 2, 2016 0 comments

It's time to show our strength. 

Graphic by Ellen Gradman @sparkyourart


VIA CTU Facebook Event Page:

CPS has done it. As expected, they have announced layoffs of 1,000 or more educators in a letter sent today to the CTU. They also said that they would take 7% of our pay through the pension pickup within 30 days and redirect anti-poverty funds to general expenses.

The union spent fifteen months trying to get a serious offer out of the Board. After only three weeks of negotiations, CPS made an offer that (1) relied on a reduction of more than 2,000 educators from the system, (2) made no provision against ballooning class sizes as a result, and (3) included nothing but the vaguest indicators of where new revenue will be pursued. 

The mayor has had every opportunity to pursue revenue from his wealthy friends and backers. Instead he has targeted educators and students to pay for the Board’s mismanagement. CPS has shot down the flag of truce and peace talks are over. It is time for Chicago’s educators and public school supporters to take off the gloves and head out to the streets. 

We will start the march at Bank of America at 135 South Lasalle and finishing at City Hall. Please note: THIS WILL BE A NONVIOLENT AND SAFE RALLY! Attending the rally will not put you at risk of arrest or sanction.

RSVP to CTU at https://www.facebook.com/events/1674831469456432/ 

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