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Chicago Teachers Union demands 130M free rides

Chicago Teachers Union demands 130M free rides

The Chicago Teachers Union has 142 pages of demands for its next contract. They include free mass transit for all students and employees in the Chicago Public Schools. That’s as many as 130.3 million free CTA tickets that could cost as much as $122.5 million.

By Jerry Barmore

Chicago Teachers Union demands 10X boost in mediocre school model

Chicago Teachers Union demands 10X boost in mediocre school model

Chicago Public Schools’ 20 ‘sustainable community schools’ perform worse on average than other Chicago public schools in reading and math, absenteeism, graduation rates and more. The Chicago Teachers Union is demanding 180 more of the failing schools.

By Hannah Schmid