May 11, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
Chicago, IL – The Chicago teachers Union says it has a $502 million Chicago Public Schools revenue recovery package that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council should implement. CTU's Jackson Potter
[Jackson Potter]: "They've painted a picture where either teachers suffer draconian cuts and classrooms see their budgets slashed or Springfield comes to the rescue. And there's no other alternative besides those two pathways to the following school year. And what we've contended in our revenue package , our recovery package , is there are in fact alternatives. They are misrepresenting reality.
In the meantime children shouldn't suffer, Chicago Public Schools shouldn't be handed over to private interests."
CTU and the district have been in negotiations for over a year on a new labor contract for teachers.
The Chicago Teachers Union says the problems city public schools are facing revolve around the failure of leadership ,the consistent, troubling disregard of community, parent and educator voice and the lack of equitable funding.