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What Are Chicago Teachers Actually Paid? Crunching The Numbers

Chicago teachers are expected to vote to authorize a strike next week after months of negotiations over teacher pay — and how much teachers will contribute to their pensions — have faltered. The $5.4 billion Chicago Public Schools budget, adopted in August, relies on a contract proposal rejected by the union in February that would raise teachers’ pay but […]

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Activist Shaun King Speaks to Chicago’s Violence

Homicides in Chicago climbed over 500, with 13 people being killed Labor Day weekend. Many have criticized the violence in Chicago and questioned activism of citizens in the Windy City and their work to make violence cease. Activist Shaun King and editor for the NY Daily News took to Facebook to address those who ask […]

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Donald Trump, Please Come to Chicago

Donald Trump has had plenty to say about the Windy City lately, which is strange, because this is the same city that shut down his rally in March. The presidential candidate confidently said he could cure violence in Chicago in one week. He also went on to say African Americans will vote for him after […]

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These Chicago Teachers Do NOT Want a Strike

While CPS threatens to go on strike in the upcoming weeks, these teachers are trying to regularly prepare for the 2016-17 school year despite tensions that continue to thicken. We’re waking up during the night thinking about how we’ll get to know our new kids and build a community that makes them feel safe and […]

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