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BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 10/30/17
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR, for their initials in Spanish) has been warning for weeks that Department of Education Secretary Julia Keleher was going to use the crisis as an opportunity to try to close hundreds of Puerto Rico’s public schools.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 10/27/17
Eulalia "Laly" Centeno talks about the danger of the government using the crisis of Hurricane Maria to impose massive school closings and privatize public education in Puerto Rico - as they’ve tried to do for years but have not been able to because of resistance from teachers and the community.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 10/26/17
Mercedes Martinez was interviewed on Oct. 22 in San Juan, just over a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Martinez is president of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR).
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 7/25/17
Teachers and parents fighting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attacks on public education scored a concession from the city. In April, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) fired Sarah Chambers, the teacher who chairs the Special Education Task Force for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). The fightback to this latest attack got the administration to end a budgeting practice implemented last year known as “comingling.”
BY Jazmine Salas | Chicago, IL | 7/21/17
The movement to ‘Let Sarah Chambers Teach’ has grown since her May termination from Maria Saucedo Academy.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 6/11/17
In an historic vote, members of ChiACTS Local 4343, the union of charter school educators in Chicago, voted overwhelmingly to unify with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), June 9. CTU members will vote on unification with ChiACTS this fall.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 5/26/17
Union educators at Passages Charter School signed off on a tentative agreement Wednesday night, May 24, for their first contract since unionizing a year ago, narrowly averting what would have been the first strike of a charter operator in U.S. history.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 5/22/17
Union educators at Passages Charter School announced that they will formally strike - and hit the picket lines, on May 25, if they are unable to reach a decent contract agreement with charter management by midnight, May 24.
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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/18/17
Several hundred people gathered on the lawn of Maria Saucedo Academy today, April 18, in an after-school to rally in support of Sarah Chambers, who has been suspended and faces termination
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 4/07/17
Sarah Chambers is one of the best-known rank-and-file leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).
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