The Chicago Teachers Union presented proposals for its next college bargaining agreement with the Chicago Public Schools to the Chicago Board of Education Friday. The current contract agreement between CTU and CPS expires June 30. In a press release, CTU said, "We will be advocating for the practices, supports, and resources, which our neighborhood schools need." CTU argues that CPS is devoting too many resources to non-neighborhood schools like charters and also undermines neighborhood schools through closings and turnarounds.
CTU, though, would not say what specific proposals they planned to present today. "We are not going to negotiate through the press," says Michael Harrington, CTU director of Union Operations.