President Diann Woodard Sends Letter of Support to the Chicago Teachers Union

As President of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, I am writing to offer the full support of the principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders, to the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).

We stand united with you in support of a collective bargaining agreement that will ensure the success of Chicago’s educators and students. As fellow educators, we know that reforms will never work unless they are approached in a collaborative manner, and with meaningful involvement by all stakeholders.

I know very well that this is not simply a matter about pay. It is about respect. It is about being treated fairly. It is about being evaluated properly. It is about being valued as a partner in the school system.

Most importantly, it is about the children and what is best for the school system, our communities and their future. That is why we stand united behind you and your members.

To read the full letter, click here.