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"organizations like Noble and UP who are willing to put in the work that you don't want to do."
What work is that? We do essentially the same work, whether charter or not. BTW, UNO teachers...
I don't have a problem with unions. I have a problem with teachers paying the CTU to stand in the way of organizations like Noble and UP who are willing to put in the work that you don't want to...
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Slideshow: Teachers rally in Union Park as contract talks continue
An estimated 25,000 people gathered in Union Park Saturday to show support for the striking Chicago Public School teachers as negotiations over labor contracts continue.
"We have a framework, we do not have an agreements," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis told the crowd of red clad teachers and supporters.
Organizers said the purpose of the rally was to show support and unity even as contract talks continue. If an agreement can be made, students could be back in school by Monday.
The afternoon featured musical performances by local high school students, a prayer by Rev. Jesse Jackson, and concluded with a march through the streets to Garfield Park.
For some teacher's at the rally improvements in classroom resources are a major issue. "I would be very happy to be back in school on Monday and everyone of my kids to have a seat to sit in," said striking teacher Melissa Gerleve. "That's all I want."