HB 1774 would give Chicago taxpayers the same right to elect their school board that residents in every other Illinois city and 98 percent of cities nationwide have. Read our fact sheet on the bill and then contact your state legislators about it.Read more
Enough of the blame game--With a June 1 school shutdown looming, P4T is joining other parent and community groups calling on the mayor to tap city revenues to keep schools open.Read more
Support Our Teachers and Clerks--CPS plans to implement the Kronos pilot program at 117 schools, causing additional work for teachers and the potential loss of school clerks who are vital members of our communities.Read more
Elected School Board Update--The Elected Representative School Board bill will face its first test in the new General Assembly tomorrow. Take action now.Read more
RE: Special Ed cuts--With Special Ed services under attack, it's more important than ever for parents and teachers to understand how to advocate for their special needs students. Join us tonight and help spread the word.Read more
CPS claimed half of Chicago’s schools are “underutilized” and professed a need to “right size” the district and help address budget deficits. Parents are skeptical of these claims, with good reason. CPS is closing neighborhood schools, while opening new charter schools.
In the last 10 years, CPS has closed 100 neighborhood schools, primarily on the south and west sides of the city, while opening 60 private charter schools. This makes no sense. Here's the truth about school closings.
Chicago's teachers and CPS are negotiating a new contract. The Chicago Teachers Union’s contact proposals include important services and supports for our classrooms, while CPS is asking for a 7 percent pay cut and threatening massive layoffs. Since CPS is only required by state law to negotiate over pay and benefits, it falls on parents to make their voices heard and demand CPS address the needs of students, teachers and families during contract talks. Here's what parents and teachers are fighting for.