The Chicago Teachers Union and its allies launched demonstrations at schools citywide Thursday, joining a national effort organized by education labor unions and left-leaning advocacy groups to repudiate President-elect Donald Trump and his pick to lead the U.S. Department of Education.
The CTU used the demonstrations to try to link the incoming presidential administration with the union's local political opponents, targeting Gov. Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials who last week ordered district employees to give up four days of pay to help patch a $215 million budget hole.
"Our mayor has failed us," CTU financial secretary Maria...
Jean-Claude Brizard, back to camera, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, speaks at the Chicago Board of Education meeting. David Vitale, president of the school board, Penny Pritzker, board member and James Bebley, General Council, listen to Brizard's report.