Chicago Teachers Union, CPS continues its attack on teachers, students and public schools by laying off 2,085 more educators

18 Jul

CHICAGO – Today, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) released the following statement regarding Friday’s intended layoffs of nearly 2,100 more Chicago Public School (CPS) employees, most of whom are veteran teachers, teacher assistants, clerks, technology coordinators, instructional aides, lunchroom workers and security guards. Since May, the district has removed over 3,500 educators from their jobs:

“Once again, CPS has lied to parents, employees and the public about keeping the new school-based budget cuts away from the classroom,” Lewis said. “On Friday, CPS will reportedly lay off 1,074 teachers, 451 paraprofessionals and 550 other employees, on top of the nearly 850 professionals who lost their positions in June and the 550 probationary appointed teachers (PATs) and 22 Title I teachers who were laid off in May. The loss of these workers will have a direct impact on the quality of instruction offered in our schools under the imposed ‘longer school day.’ These cuts are unnecessary and shameful for a system that prides itself on providing a high-quality education for our students. More…

via Chicago Teachers Union, CPS continues its attack on teachers, students and public schools by laying off 2,085 more educators.

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