Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sarah Chambers

CPS Attempts to Fire Teacher Activist
By Jim Vail

Saucedo Teacher & Star Activist Sarah Chambers

The Chicago Public Schools informed Saucedo teacher delegate and activist Sarah Chambers that she is being removed as a teacher at her school and will go on trial.

Chambers is one of the Chicago Teachers Union's strongest activists - protesting school closings, special education cuts, merging Saucedo with other schools, etc.

In the meantime, a petition has already neared its goal of almost 2,000 signatures from people across the country, and other parts of the world.

"Public schools are underfunded and under attack. Teachers and staff are fighting to provide quality education to their students. Sarah Chambers, a distinguished award winning teacher from Saucedo Academy, is one of the leaders in this fight. She has been especially vocal in advocating for special education students and LGBTQ students. Now Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has accused her of encouraging students to opt out of the PARCC Test, an accusation that Sarah denies.  CPS has suspended her and is moving to fire her for her courageous advocacy on behalf of her students. Stand up, be counted and say NO to this injustice." 

No comments:

Post a Comment