Things are about to heat up in the campaign for control of the Chicago Teachers Union.
A new CTU Grassroots Caucus announced its intention to take control of the politically fractured union in union elections scheduled for May 20.
Founders of REAL — meaning “Respect, Educate, Defend and Lead” – have not yet announced a list of candidates.
But the group has released a nascent campaign platform that targets current CTU leaders who have “lost touch with the challenges facing educators in our schools.”
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- Joan, Sawyer at Lincoln Hall (7 p.m.)
- Faye Webster, Kate Bollinger at Subway (7 p.m.)
- Tyler the Creator at the United Center (7:30 p.m.)
Tyler the Creator. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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About me: Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series Time: The Kalief Browder Story. He was producer, writer and narrator for the CNN docuseries “Chicagoland” and consulting producer for the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”