Why Chicago teachers rejected a contract offer as schools brace for budget cuts (video)

By Jasmine Cen

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) held a mass rally in downtown Chicago last Thursday after the union rejected a contract offer from Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

On Tuesday, CPS announced cuts of up to $120 million from the current school year budget.

Background Music: Courtesy of Lindbolm Math and Science Academy Choirs.

Additional reporting by Yingxu Jane Hao.

Photo on top: About a thousand gathered to rally against CPS’ latest contract offer on February 4. (By Jasmine Cen/Medill)