Chicago Teacher Union Officials Want Schools Shuttered
In a protest over contract talks Chicago Teacher Union officials are expecting to shut down schools on April 1. Juan Perez Jr. has the story in the Chicago Tribune Online.
“We will not go to work on April 1. We will close the schools on April 1,” Sharkey said. “What we would hope is that the public joins us and that we see this as a one-day action to fight for school funding.”
On Saturday, CTU leaders met with a group of members to discuss a promised “Day of Action” amid halting contract talks with Chicago Public Schools. Sharkey called the one-day walkout an act of civil disobedience designed to marshal support for new taxes and revenue for public education.