Chicago Teacher's Union Blasts Police, Plans Black Lives Matter Week

The Chicago Teacher's Union advocated changing the curriculum and wearing BLM clothing to school.

​Chicago, IL – The Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) has encouraged the city’s teachers to alter their curriculums for their newly-created “Black Lives Matter at School Week,” and touted the school movement as a kickoff for Black History Month.

The CTU introduced a resolution, unanimously adopted by the union’s House of Delegates on Jan. 10, which dedicated the week of Feb. 5 to Black Lives Matter (BLM), and urged teachers to wear apparel promoting the BLM movement, and invited them to attend a variety of union-hosted BLM events.

The designated week was introduced on a Facebook page that was created on Dec. 3, 2017, and opened with a picture of Philadelphia teachers giving the black power salute. The CTU's website directed teachers to that Facebook page for instructions on how to implement the BLM school week.

While it’s difficult to identify who exactly is behind the 2018 push for the week of national recognition in schools, some districts across the country appeared to be endorsing the concept and the altered curriculum.

“Organizing for workplace justice MUST include organizing for racial justice in our schools,” the page posted on Sunday, and went on to boast about how many school districts would be participating because of union endorsements.

“The National Black Lives Matter Week of Action and the movement for #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool is organizing solidarity of both AFT and NEA teachers' union locals and caucuses from all over the country. A growing list, from coast to coast, includes: Seattle Education Association, Reynolds Education Association, UTLA, Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, Chicago Teachers Union, Maryland State Education Association, HCEA Howard County Education Association, Washington Teachers' Union, Baltimore Movement of Rank and File Educators, Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, Caucus of Working Educators, Newark Teachers Union, New Jersey Education Association, South Orange-Maplewood Education Association, MORE UFT, Boston Teachers Union.”

In Chicago, the teacher’s union jumped in with both feet.

The CTU’s recently passed resolution encouraged classroom teachers to teach lessons about related topics such as the "school-to-prison" pipeline, black immigrant youth, black women empowerment, the black LGBTQ community, and black history.”

“The CTU will host events this week aligned to the national demands for ending the pushout of Black teachers in our schools, proper implementation of restorative practices in schools, and ending zero tolerance discipline, and teaching students Black and other histories and ethnic studies curricula,” the group’s missive said.

Although the resolution did not address who the union believed was responsible for the teachers’ “pushout,” it noted that “there were too few Black educators and educators of color ... in proportion to the number of students of color they teach.”

The CTU blamed law enforcement for a portion of the negative effects on the Chicago school system, and want to push police out of schools, although the direct connection to education was unclear, and complained that black men were “still disproportionately represented” in police-related deaths.

The union argued that “Black and Brown students” also faced unfair punishment by Chicago Public Schools.

“Discipline, criminalization and over-policing of Black and Brown students has proven to be ineffective,” the group stated. Instead, they said restorative practices should be better implemented.

Despite the apparently unanimous consent of the CTU, other cities have struggled over the proposal.

The United Federation of Teachers, New York City’s largest teachers union, recently voted down a proposal to endorse the Black Lives Matter movement.

“This is the civil rights movement of our time. And waiting any longer to put black lives or black students’ lives, or black educator lives, or communities’ lives at center, to not do that would be a huge mistake,” said Jia Lee, a teacher and member of United Federation of Teachers.

But the union’s leadership did not agree, and even black leadership voted against the proposal, NY1 reported.

Members reported that the black assistant secretary of the union, LeRoy Barr, said in the closed-door meeting that Black Lives Matter was a divisive or splitting issue, and that the union has traditionally avoided controversial issues, even going back as far as the Vietnam War.

While the teacher’s union has not endorsed it, a splinter group called UFT Movement of Rank and File Educators planned to embrace it anyway, according to the list of committed participants.

Most people have their own personal beliefs about what Black Lives Matter means to them. They think that their personal definition for Black Lives Matter is what the organized BLM groups stand for; this is not the case. However, the teacher's union's specific promotion of Black Lives Matter ideology shows that they know exactly what they're promoting.

This includes political goals and Marxist ideologies that most people would disagree with, including disrupting the “nuclear family” structure (see Black Villages), taxpayer-funded reparations for black people (see Reparations), and the elimination of charter schools (see Invest-Divest.) If you are unfamiliar with the Movement 4 Black Lives website we linked to, that’s the coalition of over 50 Black Lives Matter organizations which is receiving $100 million in donations to push their political goals. This is the political message that the teachers are promoting when they teach “Black Lives Matter.”

Do you think that this should be taught in public schools? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

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bronx163
bronx163

This is why sho-caho is just that. Shit hole. Highest number of people killed or shot than afghanistan.
Black community disinfranchised. Put into welfare slavery to give democrats votes. Because who would vote against the hand that feeds them. Ohh yea jessy jacks farakan obama rob emnauel have done so much to get black and hispanic off poverty and welfare. Not!!!!
Look at any inner coty run by democrats and its a fucking shot hole.

sturnman22
sturnman22

They should go back to all black schools, including teachers, and just pick their own black curricula. Keep the police out of the schools and off the grounds. Let the Black community do their own thing. Best of luck.

hampshire
hampshire

Ah. Excuse me. Not enough black teachers ? Well now whose fault is that ? Why is everything others fault ? Look to your own and believe Junior is not the angel you think he/she is ? Post your graduation rates— teen pregnancy rates- crime by juvenile — not to mention Chicago. When I looked that up I was shocked. All education starts at home parents 🙏🏼

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 to be fair, black unemployment dropped steadily to its all-time low under Obama. And no, Trump's economic plan has not been in place long enough to affect those stats, as much as Trump likes to claim it was his doing.

Rkidsrcops
Rkidsrcops

What a sad day when teachers teach hate and racism. Won’t be long before a civil war breaks out in our country. It has taken each and every race to build this country

rover77
rover77

blm and the teacher's unions are just a branch of the democrats goon squad and this is about rabble arousing for the mid term elections

bronx163
bronx163

SCHOOLS HAVE TURN INTO REEDUCATION CAMPS UNDER THE GUISE OF COMMON-CORE.
WE DEFEATED NAZI GERMANY JAPAN, SPLIT THE ATOM MADE IT TO THE MOON AND BACK AND INVENTED THE INTERNET ALL WITH OUT EUROPEAN EDUCATION IDEOLOGY AND STANDARDS.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Hahaha Yes Obama spent eight years screwing up the economy and black unemployment but the moment he leaves office you believe he is now responsible for all the good economic news. Economist are in agreement that the positive things happening with the economy and unemployment are the results of actions taken by the Trump administration. https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/06/27/black-unemployment-at-lowest-rate-in-17-years/

LEO0301
LEO0301

It's sad how black leaders and educators blame the police for all the bad things happening in the black communities but NEVER take responsibility for their own actions like how over 70% of black children are born out of wedlock or the astronomical murder rates of blacks taking place in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, New Orleans, St Louis, etc, etc. Until the black populace start taking responsibility for the problems in their own communities they will never dig themselves out the holes they have created.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 pause. Who do you believe is responsible for splitting atoms first?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 pjmedia, huh? I guess you're alright with using sources akin to the National Inquirer to make your point.

And here's a counter argument that put both Trump and Obama claims against each other.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 again, Obama did decrease black unemployment to record lows. We are still seeing that effect, and we won't see trumps effect until closer to the end of this fiscal year.

That's not bias, that's how American economics works.

bronx163
bronx163

Common core had nothing to splitting atom calf commie.

Betts1221
Betts1221

BLM is a racist, cop hating, violent organization. But it doesn't surprise me that these teachers unions are promoting this crap in our schools.

RunCop
RunCop

These black and brown so-called 'teachers' are as dumb as the kids they teach!

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

HCD is correct. The economy does not just change the second a new president is in office. It takes time for their policies to have a meaningful effect. Black unemployment has been dropping steadily since 2011 or so. It did not hit record lows until 2017, so after Trump was in office, but he can't take the credit unless that continues for a while yet.

Sickandtired
Sickandtired
Sickandtired
Sickandtired

looking at the Bureau of Labor, the lowest it hit under Obama was 7.9% in Nov of 2016. It was at 7.6% in Aug of 2007, so no record set.

bronx163
bronx163

Einstein and others.

bronx163
bronx163

Einstein was a german jew who warned about splitting the atom. And many scientists during ww2 and post ww2 alot of our science foundation came from europe. But was not a common core based social exsperiment program.

bronx163
bronx163

There were plenty of Americans in the Manhattan project.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

There's a going theory that the reason Asians and other non English speakers are so good at math is because they learn to add through their language. If you speak English, you're taught that 10 + 3 equals 13. The term "thieteen" is just a word that represents the number 13.

If you speak Japanese, the word for thirteen is literally "10 and 3 (ju san)." English kids learn the word 13 comes after 12 when they're 4 years old. Japanese kids learn 13 is 10 + 3 at 4 years old, because that's the way their language is constructed. That one year gap of learning how to add carries through our whole school career.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 common core in theory isn't the problem. Common core math is loosely how many top ranked nations teach math. The problem with the American system is teachers are forced to teach to an archaic standardized test, or risk losing school funds.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

Oh please Teachers do not teach its all politics the kids learn because they are smarter than the teachers. What they teach is their own ideals, and the kids are the tools for blackmail, does as I say. I had 5 kids go thru the school system in California When the kids learned to read and understood what they read, then I knew they would succeed. No help from the teachers. And if a person became a teacher or wanted to be one. You were not allowed your beliefs unless it was the unions opinion

bronx163
bronx163

Common core is bs liberal rewriting of civil society.
Telling kids 5x5 is not 25 and must add subtract divide to get 25 is bs. And to change way kids learn history cutting out founding fathers and blood spilled to get there

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 that's not how common core math works. At all.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

The quickest example of common core. Something costs 8.23 and you give the cashier 20 dollars. Common core tells you to get to the nearest 5 or zero of each number place in increments.

A child would be taught to add 7 cents first to get to 8.30, then add 20 cents to get to 8.50, then add 2 quarters to get to $9, then 1 dollar to get to 10,then 10 dollars to get back to 20. $11.77 when you add your totals.

It's the same exact math you would do in your head to establish the change you would recieve. What you're not used to seeing is the written work for that mental math. It is logically easier for a child to break down numbers like that mentally than by the method we were taught, by stacking the numbers and carrying the one and shit.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 and I just looked it up. the first scientist to theorize splitting an atom was a New Zealander.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Politifact is as valid as the site I provided. In a previous comment you said that the current economic gains are the result of the actions taken by the Obama administration. I provided you with an article that proved you wrong yet you never responded. Economists are almost unanimous that Trumps policies have caused the current surge in the economy and stock market. Obama had eight years to make things better and he was still blaming Bush when he left office.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

idiots. when their uneducated, unbridled animals...uh, kids...jump on them, call BLM

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Obama had the highest amount of unemployed blacks since the early 80s. Nice work Barack!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Det_John_Kimble do you know how to read graphs? If not, here is a quick lesson.

You see how that sharp upward trend starts somewhere around 2007? That's GW Bush's presidency. And like I've taught you over and over, a president's economic plan takes time to kick in. That spike continues upward, until about 2009, which would be a year and change into Obama's presidency, when things start dropping precipitously to their current levels.

Seeing as we are still riding the wave of Obama's economic plan, and Trump's plan won't see results until the Summer (the fiscal year starts in October, so Trump's plan was implemented October 2017). The employment low we see right now is a CONTINUATION of the unemployment wave brought by Obama's policies.

Your ignorance makes my head hurt.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I'm sorry I wasn't aware you had a Masters Degree in economics also. Maybe this one was too complicated, so here are some ones more your speed.

Wait here's one of my favorites:

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

So in your professional "economics expert" opinion, if the current success of America is solely based on Obama's doing, it takes 6 years for a plan to take effect? GW Bush took office in 2001, yes I know back then you were still riding a tricycle and have no real world knowledge of anything you talk about here, everything based on CNN headlines sounds like. But by your logic, in 2023 the economy should be totally wrecked from Trump since he is basically dismantling everything Obama has done. I supposed doubling the national debt is Bush's fault also. Man I wished my bank accounts worked that way, my debt doesn't show up for 6 years after I've spent the money. I didn't realize the stock market had a 6 year delay button on it either. But funny, for some reason the mere mention of the interest rate hike the exact same day the Dow went down over 500 points in no time flat. Man, that giant spike upward in the Dow seems like it occurred in 2016. Maybe that was when Obama gave Iran that late Christmas gift of $1.7 billion. For being such good sports with their nukes. http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-iran-payment-cash-20160907-snap-story.html

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I've got plenty more where that came from. Trust me. I can go on all day long. But first, maybe try calling in to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity's talk shows, I'd love to hear you on their trying to argue your points. I'm no expert in these subjects, just an average person with common sense that aint a liberal sheep. Try and fence with those guys, they'd hand you your ass on a platter because they know all the facts off the top of their heads. Not every has all day to sit at a computer and google search. But that's the difference. Some of us has real world experience and lived through the things you can only read a history report on, and by the way, just because something is online doesn't mean its true. Or even in print in the newspaper. In case you hadn't noticed. No, you haven't because online searches are 100% your info sourcing. A virtual genius aren't you? lol Good day to you sir.