CTU to billionaires: stop imposing your views on education on us June 13, 2014 1:16PM Updated: June 13, 2014 1:16PM Microsoft Mogul and billionaire Bill Gates recently announced his opposition to the immediate implementation of tests associated with the Common Core State Standards. The move is a stunning retreat for the central booster and financier of

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Fight for $15 Today at Truman College!

Brothers and sisters,  Congratulations on finishing up yet another year of educating young minds and hearts. You’re probably simmering down and getting ready for a hot summer with family, friends and overall getting time to relax, you definitely deserve it. I hope this time off also gives you some time to engage in a city

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Tri-National Conference

Here are excerpts from two sessions of the May 9-11, 2014 Tri-National Conference in Defense of Public Education, hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union. Delegates and speakers from Canada, U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico discussed the similarity of assaults on public education from across political lines and spanning international borders.   Rosemary Lee, addressing the Saturday morning

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Monthly City-wide Membership Meeting  June 16th

City-Wide General Meeting on Monday! June 16, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm WHERE: Letter Carriers Hall 3850 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60653 USA http://www.coreteachers.org/ai1ec_event/core-citywide-members-meeting/?instance_id=47 Send to Kindle

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Hey friends: Before the CORE fundraiser, please join us at Lozano Library 1805 S. Loomis, Chicago (Pilsen) at 1:30pm for a special conversation with Vilson and Education Writer and activist Melinda Anderson on Race, Class and Justice in Education. We will integrate a dynamic discussion across in-person, Twitter and a live feed to share classroom

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Young Workers Media Project

Sisters and Brothers- It’s my honor to help launch the Young Worker Media Project alongside organizers from numerous trades and professions, with workers who’ve left high schools through post-graduates, and representing multiple countries. The Young Worker Media Proejct started as an idea brainstormed at the 2014 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago in an effort to

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By the time this goes to press, we will be winding down another controversial year. This school year, 2013-2014 saw 50th anniversary celebrations of two radically democratic events, such as the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Chicago public-school student walkout for equal rights in education; the 60th anniversary of the

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“Teachers on a Mission for Change” There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.—Indira Gandhi   “32 of the 33 educators at CICS ChicagoQuest declared that they are organizing a union at their school

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