CORE: The Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators 0000

Under CORE’s leadership, the CTU has won class size protections, bilingual education provisions and sanctuary schools protections. We won big COLA raises in our current contract and bigger raises for paraprofessionals. We won safety agreements that protected us when a court outlawed school mask mandates and that allows flip-to-remote when quarantine rates are high.

We have huge opportunities around the corner for big improvements in our job conditions and in students’ learning conditions. That’s especially true since we have finally won the bargaining rights taken from us in 1995 and we will have elected members of the school board in the next election and a fully elected school board in 2026. But we’ll have to fight to win if we are to make the most of those opportunities. That’s why we need CORE to keep leading!

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Save Our Schools

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Teachers on Strike are Still Teaching

Join CORE and Haymarket books in conversation with Caucus leaders from around the country

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CORE Convention is Coming

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Jamboard on Why We Join CORE!

 

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GEM groups Demand an Equitable and Racially Just Remote Learning

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CORE sponsors 1919 Chicago Race Riots bicycle ride to promote Black Lives Matter

Please join us for this historical ride and support BLM demands to commemorate a history of struggle by Black Chicagoans for equity and equality in the face of massive resistance, racism, and violence. Now is the time to fight for police free schools, sustainable community schools, and a Chicago that prioritizes the needs of the Black, Latinx, indigenous, immigrant and low income communities we serve.

 

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Reopening in the Fall without Cops and Covid?

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Black Lives Matter Panel

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CTU Latinx Caucus addresses Sanctuary in the time of Crisis

The CTU Latinx Caucus recently hosted a webinar on Sanctuary in a time of Crisis. CORE steering committee member Norma Noriega writes about the process.

Latinx Webinar

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CORE throws down at first virtual Board of Education meeting

In the first ever Chicago Board of Education virtual meeting, CORE members threw down. Check out remarks from Dennis Kosuth, School Nurse; Jackson Potter, High School Teacher; Jesse Sharkey, CTU President; and Katie Osgood, Special Education Teacher... 

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Elect Howard Heath as the CORE retiree functional VP on CTU's Executive Board

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CTU Strike demonstrates that when we fight we can win!

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Stand Up For Educational Justice Today!

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Bernie is supporting the CTU Contract Fight!

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Elect CORE Trustees to the Chicago Teacher Pension Fund!

Please Vote for the CORE Chicago Teacher Pension Fund Candidates.

See the  flyer and petitions for both active candidates below.

Please mail any petitions into the CTPF. They must be received by October 1st.

 

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