CTU to Picket Board of Education Wednesday

Teachers fight for "better school day"

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012  |  Updated 7:29 PM CDT
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CTU to Picket Board of Education Wednesday

The picket signs will be back out on Wednesday.

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The Chicago Teacher's Union plans to picket the Chicago Board of Education Wednesday at the organization's monthly meetings.

CTU officials issues a news release Tuesday saying teachers, parents and education activists will participate in the morning demonstration.

CTU president Karen Lewis says the picket is necessary because discussions with the Board are moving slowly.

“They have not properly implemented the interim agreement on the longer school day at Track E schools and we have little confidence they will be able to do this system wide. We are still concerned about the quality of the day and the fact that despite all of the violence in this city, the District only has 370 social workers for over 400,000 students,” Lewis said in the news release.

Lewis also called for increased job security for teachers.

CTU officials plan to picket various schools through the end of the week, however a notice to strike has not been issued.

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