With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Friday, October 30, 2009


Congratulations to teachers at Chicago International, the city's largest chain of privately-managed charter schools.

Teachers at three Chicago charter schools have ratified a labor contract with education management group Civitas—ending months of negotiations and finalizing the city's first teachers union contract for charters. The vote was 87 to 8 in favor of ratification. The deal was signed this morning by all parties. (Catalyst Notebook)
Civitas had tried to block teachers from winning collective bargaining rights by claiming that since they were a private, for-profit company, teachers under their management were no longer public employees.

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