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Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, speaks at a community forum sponsored by Parents 4 Teachers at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.
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Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, speaks at a community forum sponsored by Parents 4 Teachers at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.

Teachers union asks for 3 percent raise

May 20, 2015

In the most recent contract negotiations, the CTU asked for a 3-percent raise -- which the district has already said would cost an estimated $105 million that it can't afford.

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Quit complaining about the PARCC

May 15, 2015

The PARCC is designed to tell all of us--schools, principals, teachers, parents and students--what we know and don't know about whether students are learning, what we are doing well and what we need help with. That's a good thing, right? So what's all the fuss about?