Before a sold-out audience at the City Club of Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Feb 2, 2015 unveiled a new plan to level the playing field for thousands of students and their families as the city inches closer to the municipal election. “A Just Chicago: Fighting for the City Our Students Deserve” serves as a challenge to the status quo—Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, and others—to do what is morally just and protect the interests of working families while fostering policies that eradicate poverty, inequality and racial injustice in our city and state.
A Just Chicago: Fighting for the City Our Students Deserve
New Report from CTU
by CTU Communications | 02/02/2015
A Just Chicago: Fighting for the City Our Students Deserve details the intimate connection of health, housing, jobs, segregation and funding to education. This report describes city policies that negatively impact CPS students, their families, and communities. Contrary to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s destructive narrative and approach to education policies, the Chicago Teachers Union demonstrates that challenges in housing, employment, justice and healthcare relate directly to education; solutions require a narrowing of the opportunity gap brought on by poverty, racism and segregation.