The following was sent to Pure Reform:
Friends and family involved in the fight for public schools,
The wonderful Chicago Teachers Union and their parent/student/community allies have opened doors for all of us.
They have forced even the "mainstream" media to begin to discuss reality. The CTU strike has raised real issues in real ways.
Now, IMO, it's up to all of us to continue what CTU has helped to make possible
May I respectfully suggest that a platform we all can use has been put together by the CTU. This is "research-based" reality. In an excellent report, "The Schools Chicago Students Deserve," they've laid out what we all are trying to work for. They have done a stunning one-page summary which we can put into people's hands now, letting them know the realities of the Chicago fight AND suggesting conversations around our own schools as well as national needs.
Please, please take the time to read this, discuss it, share it. Let's help celebrate our Chicago sisters and brothers by picking up the banner and running with it, together.
- Once you click the link, choose the 1 page summary or detailed 46 page report.