Friday, August 21, 2015

CPS Teachers: Greedy Pigs or Priests and Nuns?

Another volunteer request from those who think CPS teachers are priests and nuns:

Dear Colleagues,

The first day of school for all CPS students is Tuesday, September 8, and we need your help to get the word out.

Beginning next week, you can support our Back-to-School efforts by phone banking (i.e., calling CPS families to make sure they know when school begins.) If you are interested, and have not already done so, please email  Once you have signed up, you will receive a follow up email with specific directions.

Thank you for supporting CPS students as they prepare to return to school on Sept. 8. If you have questions regarding other volunteer opportunities, please email

We do have a few questions:

  • Why is it assumed that teachers should want to work for free?  Especially since our new CEO wants to cut our pay by 7%? And especially since the city will not negotiate a new contract for us?
  • Why is it assumed that CPS parents cannot independently understand or find out when school starts?
  • Does the Back-to-School campaign have anything to do with the alarming rate at which CPS students are being shot this summer?


  1. These requests crack me up. How can CPS seriously ask us to help them when all we get is lies and disrespect in return? Plus, I'm sure many of us will be volunteering plenty of our time and money this year in our overloaded and under-resourced classrooms. Thanks, but no thanks CPS. Don't they have robo calls for that, anyway?

  2. Robo calls would require someone who knows how to program. All those people have moved to the suburbs.