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Chicago Teachers Union protests planned for July 27 Chicago Board of Education meeting and July 28 TIF hearings

The 30,000-member Chicago Teachers Union is calling on its members to join in protests at the July 27 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education and at the July 28 hearing on TIFs. The Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at 125 S.Clark St. The TIF hearing will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Chicago Military Academy High School, Bronzeville.

The following is the CTU notice (published on the union website, www.ctunet.com) from July 22, 2011.

Dear Member,

Our students, our families and our schools have suffered a decade of insecurity and instability caused by CPS. School closings, consolidations, rising class sizes, illegal firings, do not hire blacklisting, charter proliferation, ever-changing curricular and instructional mandates, the tyranny of the test, an unelected and unaccountable school board … and now the Board fires or “displaces” 1,000 experienced teachers and denies school staff a raise . CTU may not have money like the Board of Education, but we have 30,000 members and our parents and students. YOU are our collateral! YOU are our leverage!!

Help All of Chicago See that

THE MONEY IS THERE!!

WHAT’S MISSING IS THE POLITICAL WILL TO FUND OUR SCHOOLS!

1,000 Teaching Jobs CUT …

$250 Million Taken from Schools for the Mayor’s TIF Slush Fund...

COINCIDENCE???

Wednesday: CHICAGO BOARD OF ED HEARING

WEAR BLACK to a solemn protest and march

8:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 27

Board of Education – 125 S. Clark

Remember – Testifiers arrive by 6:00 a.m.

Stand up for your students, your colleagues, yourselves.

Thursday: Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s

TIF “Reform” Public Hearing

STAND UP AND TESTIFY how YOUR school could use part of the $250 million that goes to TIFs each year. STOP ROBBING OUR SCHOOLS!

ASK CORPORATIONS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!

6:00 PM, July 28th, 2011

Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville (Gym) 3519 South Giles Ave. Chicago IL

COME EARLY! First come, first heard!



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