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Petition for Adequate Staffing of CPS Schools
Petition Background (Preamble):
In most cases, this travesty contributes to the educational disparities of students who already have social and economic disadvantages. The CPS formula for assigning teachers allows for no flexibility, and leads to split level classes, dropped electives, and overcrowded classes.
A formula that took into consideration the students’ needs would allow for smaller classes and more teacher availability.
1. Use a staffing formula that takes into account September enrollment trends for particular schools, neighborhood changes that may lead to additional enrollment, and potential for increased enrollment due to nearby school closings.
2. Discontinue the 20-day rule. Keep all the teachers hired before September in the building.
3. Stop “turnaround” policies; instead lower class size and add support people such as social workers, counselors, tutors, mentors, teacher aides, and advocates in under-achieving schools.
The Petition for Adequate Staffing of CPS Schools petition to Chicago Public School Teachers was written by CoreTeachers and is in the category Education at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: schools, classes, teachers, school, enrollment, teacher, formula, changes, social, support, september, students, overcrowded, staffing, hired, “turnaround”