Support striking Chicago teachers!

Faced with class sizes of 30-50 students, longer work hours and no raises, crumbling schools with temperatures over 90 degrees and no air conditioning, reduced health care benefits and up to 6,000 teachers potentially being fired in the next two years, public school teachers in Chicago went on strike today.

We need to show our support for these teachers as they fight for better schools, because the unelected Chicago Board of Education will do whatever it can to make the teachers look greedy.

Sign our petition in support of striking Chicago teachers. We will send them the signatures as they walk the picket line.

To striking Chicago teachers:

Keep fighting! We strongly support your struggle for better schools and educational justice.
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1190 Sun Sep 23 22:40:23 EDT 2012 Guadalupe Pina
1189 Mon Sep 17 16:36:16 EDT 2012 RosaMaria Manuzzi TEACHERS ARE RIGHT>
1188 Mon Sep 17 11:22:40 EDT 2012 John Leaman
1187 Mon Sep 17 07:31:45 EDT 2012 Mario Aguirre 210 -->209I have a friend that gives his heart, soul and money to the kids and all he gets back is the gratitude of some of his students, the success of some going to college and the harassment of a failing institution!
1186 Sun Sep 16 15:50:45 EDT 2012 Stephanie Samu
1185 Sun Sep 16 11:13:50 EDT 2012 si fisherman stay strong
1184 Sat Sep 15 21:32:42 EDT 2012 sheila decker
1183 Sat Sep 15 19:51:08 EDT 2012 Rocio Reynos o
1182 Sat Sep 15 15:19:17 EDT 2012 Kendrick Pitak
1181 Sat Sep 15 11:44:33 EDT 2012 Eric Owens
1180 Sat Sep 15 09:55:21 EDT 2012 dana rappaport
1179 Sat Sep 15 07:42:17 EDT 2012 Dana Davidson
1178 Fri Sep 14 16:11:09 EDT 2012 Tara Davis
1177 Fri Sep 14 13:48:54 EDT 2012 Miriam Rodriguez
1176 Fri Sep 14 00:52:47 EDT 2012 Bill Bailey Go Chicago Teachers! Washington Education Association is with you in your fight!
1175 Fri Sep 14 00:11:22 EDT 2012 Margaret Klubben We know you're fighting for ALL of us! My kids, grandchildren, and future great grandchildren will be the beneficiaries of this struggle! IN SOLIDARITY!
1174 Thu Sep 13 22:50:48 EDT 2012 Leticia barrera My children deserve better schools!
1173 Thu Sep 13 22:25:58 EDT 2012 Maurine Stenwick we support you. Being paid for the hours you work, having the required supplies to teach all your students like books and computers, having a private space for private conversations, and all.
1172 Thu Sep 13 21:43:37 EDT 2012 Misty Hook I am so proud that you all are standing up for your rights and those of the children you teach. Please continue to speak truth to power. Don't give in!! There are a LOT of us who are really rooting for More....
1171 Thu Sep 13 20:34:21 EDT 2012 Steven Sugarman
1170 Thu Sep 13 18:22:20 EDT 2012 Wanda Ballentine From former teacher.
1169 Thu Sep 13 18:12:07 EDT 2012 David P Solidarity forever!! From a union AFSCME public employee and a MEA union schoolteacher!!
1168 Thu Sep 13 17:48:46 EDT 2012 Hector Gonzalez As a union labor researcher, uncle of 4 kids, and youth activist, issues of equality and education are very important to me. The cps school system can be represented as a model of our country, unequal More....
1167 Thu Sep 13 17:29:34 EDT 2012 Rog Lucido The kids can't strike so you are doing if for them. I know this is a great sacrifice for all of you and your families but the action will be a model and hope for all educators and their desire for autonomy More....
1166 Thu Sep 13 16:31:46 EDT 2012 Kirk Teeters
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