Struggling Chicago Teachers Join Back-to-School BUS Ride

Teacher shortages. Layoffs of 500+ teachers [update: earlier sources suggested as many as 1500 could be laid off] in Chicago Public Schools. What will the loss of veteran teachers mean to the profession and to students?

Liz Kearney Mullen, a CPS teachers laid off because she is “too expensive,” joins the Education Town Hall to discuss the loss of veteran teachers across the system.

Aisha Wade-Bay, another laid-off CPS teacher tells about Dyett High School’s 16-year struggle with disinvestment and the fight to re-open the neighborhood’s last remaining comprehensive high school.

Denisha Jones, teacher of education at Howard University and leader in BadAss Teachers Association, United Opt Out, and Save Our Schools March, provides national perspective.

The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays
at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on We Act Radio.
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

The Education Town Hall BUS is a monthly program
organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.
The program regularly airs on the 4th Thursday of each month with occasional alterations in schedule.


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