When Principal Tim Devine announced on February 11 that he would be leaving Payton at the end of this school year, citing a desire to return to teaching, few could have expected that the coronavirus pandemic would upend nearly every facet of daily life in the coming months.
Two Wednesdays ago, few in this city would have imagined that by the time students returned to school there would be snow on the ground. Yet here Lightfoot was at City Hall, early on Halloween afternoon, saying the strike was finally over as snow fell faster and faster outside.
CPS cross-country runners (including Payton’s) won’t be allowed to compete in the IHSA Regional competitions tomorrow after a judge rejected a request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) allowing them to compete while the CTU strike continues. “I greatly respect Judge Reilly’s (and the IHSA’s) desire for caution in order to protect student safety,” Will Foster writes. “Nevertheless, I am at least a bit skeptical of the ruling for the reasons heretofore stated. In particular, some of the factual assumptions upon which the equitable balancing rests seem dubious.”
Developments from Day 6 of the strike.
Striking public school teachers took to the streets of downtown Chicago Wednesday morning, marking day five of cancelled classes with a massive rally designed to pressure Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she delivered her first budget address at City Hall.
Classes were canceled for a fourth straight school day Tuesday as the CTU/SEIU strike continued.
Payton members of the Chicago Teachers Union and Service Employees International Union marched to Lake Shore Drive today as part of day three of their ongoing strike.
A contract deal with the Chicago Teachers Union is unlikely before Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Saturday, suggesting the ongoing strike is likely to extend into next week.
Payton teachers returned to the picket line outside school Friday morning as the CTU strike entered its second day.
Payton teachers arrived in front of school in the faint light of early dawn Thursday, settling in for hours of picketing as the first day of the citywide Chicago Teachers Union walkout began.