The Chicago Public Schools announced the issuance of three furlough days for employees during the remainder of the school year. The Chicago Teachers Union fired back, with officials saying the move "all but assures" a strike on April 1.
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is blasting the Board of Education over changes at the library at Daniel Hale Williams School, in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood. The school is located inside DuSable High School on the city's South Side and is slated to see reduced functionality. The librarian at the school was informed this week that her position was "closed."
"With the closure of the library on that campus, a resource that has been in continuous existence since the founding of this historic school, the mayor's hand-picked Board of Education has shut down the only functioning library staffed with a fully-certified librarian in a Bronzeville neighborhood high school," reads a release from CTU. "The Chicago Teachers Union is outraged by this action."
The union went on to note that there has been a purging of librarians at city schools in recent years, with predominantly African-American schools seeing the worst of it.