CTU President Karen Lewis hailed the vote:
“This shows overwhelming recognition by our members that this contract represents a victory for students, communities and our profession. Our members are coming out of this with an even greater appreciation for the continued fight for public education. We thank our parents for standing with their children’s teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians.”Now the battle shifts to the City Council where Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) filed a resolution signed by 32 aldermen, demanding that CPS officials explain the rationale for closing neighborhood schools and turning them over to privately-run charter schools. It also asked that CPS provide a list of all proposed school actions, and “transparently describe’’ the research and formulas used to create the list.