The Chicago Teachers Union announced late last night that its members approved a three-year contract with the Chicago Public Schools. The ocntract has an option to go into a fourth year. The contract, which CTU and the Board of Education hashed out amid a seven-day strike, received approval from 79.1 percent of union members.
CTU says that is the highest approval rating ever for a contract. “This shows overwhelming recognition by our members that this contract
represents a victory for students, communities and our profession,” CTU President Karen Lewis said in a statement. “Our members are coming are coming out of
this with an even greater appreciation for the
continued fight for public education. We thank our parents for
standing with their children’s teachers, paraprofessionals and
The Board of Education is expected to approve the contract on October 24.