October 15, 2019

Simple answers on class size won’t help the CPS students who need it most. Here’s what will.

Read the entire op-ed by E4E-Chicago member Dr. Winnie Williams Hall and E4E-Los Angeles member Marisa Crabtree on the Chicago Tribune.

One of us is a ninth grade English teacher who stood in the January rain for six days in Los Angeles, striking for the education and resources her students deserve. The other, a special-needs teacher in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, preparing herself to strike — again.

And as educators, we can’t help but share our lessons.

The Los Angeles strike won important gains for teachers and families, Yet it missed an opportunity we must seize in Chicago. As both parties negotiate in the context of a chronically underfunded school system that denies thousands of students an excellent education and a city with an $838 million budget hole, we ask the Chicago Teachers Union and the city to prioritize our most vulnerable children.

To read the complete op-ed, visit the Chicago Tribune.