Chicago Teachers Union Joins National Day Of Action To Support Public Education
Posted: December 9, 2013 by laborradio
By Doug Cunningham
Actions in 30 U.S. cities Monday highlighted awareness about public education issues and needs. The Chicago Teachers Union’s Jackson Potter says these are the specifics need in Chicago for strong public education.
[Jackson Potter]: “We’re asking for democracy – an elected representative school board. We’re the only big city in the state without one, it’s appointed by the mayor. We’re asking for stable and vibrant families so that means raising the minimum wage. It means universal pre-K. We’re asking to support schools so that they can succeed and that means fair funding and a fair tax so that the wealthy pay their fair share. And it also means a moratorium on charter proliferation, which has been slowly eroding the ability of neighborhood schools to function.”