Below is a link to a pdf format for a flyer announcing an important educational summit. It is not anticipated that Mayor Daley will play a role in this summit. Unless by some amazing feat he reverses the trend of the last 15 years, abolishes the “Amendatory Act” with which he took over control of the city schools, opposes the creature he created called “Renaissance 2010,” and discovers the folly of the yellow brick road to privatized charter school education. For the same reasons it is not anticipated that any of the Commercial Club of Chicago big wigs and pols who have been in the forefront of dismantling Chicago’s public schools will have much to say here. In contrast, this is a place for the people who experience the travesty our educational system is becoming to voice their concerns, but also their hopes and dreams. Students, parents and teachers.
The day before this meeting the Chicago Board of Education is scheduled to release its 2010 “hit list” of anticipated school closings, turnarounds and otherwise threatened schools. Will your school be on this list? Has your school been on a previous list and you’ve had to deal with the consequences?
There is a Grassroots Education Movement in our city, of which a rank and file Caucus Of Rank & File union teachers, CORE, is an important part. This is their flyer for this meeting, and they will announce, at this meeting, who from their caucus will be challenging for union leadership in the Chicago Teachers’ Union election in May.