FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FROM THE STREETS. CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION STRIKE. PARENTS AND TEACHERS RESPOND

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis addresses strike rally in Union Park, Saturday, September 15, 2012. The People United Will Never Be Divided!

Save Our Schools thanks all those supporters of the cause and public education for their contributions and enduring commitment to be our students and their schools. We also appreciate the videos and photographs some shared. As in the past, Save Our Schoolers are on the streets with other parents and teachers who show that they too support the Chicago Teachers Union. Save Our Schools and SOSers agree with the CTU Proclamation; The Schools Students Deserve

Save Our Schools Supports the Chicago Teachers Union

Chicago Teachers Union [CTU] Strike; En Masse The People Speak


After months of negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have failed to come to an agreement. Parents and Teachers, children too take their concerns to the streets.

Chicago Teachers Union [CTU] Strike. On the Ground at Chicago Public Schools


After months of negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have failed to come to an agreement. SOS Supports the Chicago Teachers Union and the Children.


John F. Kennedy Speaks to the Value of Our Teachers

Parents Support the Teachers


Feeling safe and Sane with Parents All Around,, a Child Sleeps through the Strike


Teachers Say Their Students Are Worth a Strike


Teachers Stand Strong For Quality Public Education


More Parents Support The Teachers


Padres Madres Unidos


Friend of Save Our Schools Mike Klonsky Teaches People Power


43 Students in a Kindergarten Classroom. This is Not a Minor Issue!


Our Students Deserve the Best


Missing From Our Schools And Needed


Millionaires and Fake Education Reformers


Friend of Save Our Schools Mike Klonsky


Solidarity for Our Public Schools


Terry Moore with Save Our Schools March (New Jersey Chapter)-and a friend.
SOSers rally and march in support of The Chicago Union Teachers Strike.
200 marchers, feisty chants, and signs.

The Rally to Support Chicago Teachers Union The Action took place on Monday, September 10th at 3:30pm at CPS Headquarters 125 S. Clark Street or if you choose, Register your support through Facebook.

SOS is initiating this ACTION nationwide, in response to what occurs, and is likely to take place in Chicago again. This Monday, September 10, 2012 teachers will rally. The reason, educators have been denied their right to a fair contract. The same is true for teachers throughout the country. What this means is our children are denied their human right to a quality education. Often, as is true in Chicago, teachers’ pay is only one of issues.

In Chicago,, support for education and educators is strong. Texas parents too are concerned and stand with Chicago teachers, In Canada, New York, and yes, even on the streets of Chicago, Moms, Dad, and the children, students who feel the pain their teachers have taken to the streets to say, “I trust Educators with my children’s education…Not politicians and not corporations.”

Little ones and older persons understand that a fair contract means much more than most might think. The Chicago Teachers Union, parents and the children who educators have chosen to serve, want Americans countrywide to know, there’s a great deal of work to do to create the schools our students deserve. That includes:

  • REDUCE CLASS SIZE – The mayor has threatened to put as many as 55 children in one classroom!
  • PROVIDE SOCIAL SERVICES CHILDREN NEED – The school board refuses to hire more social workers, nurses and other clinicians at a time when youth violence is skyrocketing.
  • INVEST IN ALL SCHOOLS – The school board denies funds to schools in low-income neighborhoods. Our students need equal access to high-quality learning opportunities in every neighborhood school!
  • SUPPORT TEACHERS AS PROFESSIONALS – The school board so far refuses to give your school’s teachers, paraprofessionals, and others a fair contract.
  • STOP CHARTER EXPANSIONS, turn-arounds, and school closings.

Tell Chicago’s mayor and the Chicago Board of Education to make our students a priority. They must invest in high quality school facilities, staff, and resources for all students. Join us in our fight to win a fair contract and to move our schools forward.

Tell Mayor Emanuel and CEO Brizard that you stand with us! Demand smaller classes, a better school day, and a fair contract!
Call
Mayor Emanuel at 312-744-3300
CEO Brizard at 773-553-1500

Please Peruse, Print, and Pass this flyer around. Parents and Teachers Unite For Better Schools

Save Our Schools and Supporters of Quality Public Education for All you for all that you do for our students, for your colleagues, for each other to help us build a stronger America. Thank you for your dedication to building strong and intelligent children and communities. May Chicago teachers change not only Chicago, but inspire change throughout school districts around the country.