News and Advocacy

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) today endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States.

On Thursday, it was reported that CEO Janice Jackson’s chief of staff, Pedro Soto, was charged with lying to the FBI about his role in an apparent bid-rigging and bribery scheme.

CPS principals and assistant principals have worked longer and harder than any other staff in the district during this COVID-19 crisis.

The Win

Administrators asked--not required--to report

After CPAA pointed out that--contrary to CPS claims--the Governor is not requiring CPS to compel administrators to report to work, CPS sent out a new communication to principals on Sunday with the following headers:

   From: Communication, Internal
   Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2020, at 2:45 PM
   Subject: Information to Help You Prepare for ... COVID-19

Practically speaking, CPAA is our union because it is how we fight collectively for ideal working conditions for school leaders and ideal learning conditions for our students. Legally speaking, however, school leaders do not have the statutory rights that unions have. It's time to change that.

How School Leaders Lost the Right to Form a Union (Supervisor vs. Policymaker)

I am pleased to announce that CPAA has a new General Counsel to represent the legal and professional interests of our members. As you know, the Law Department, OIG, and CPS, in general, have ramped up their attempts to investigate and discipline principals. I want you to understand the intense work we put into getting the most vigorous representation possible for our members.

A Wide Net and A Formidable Process

As we close in on Election Day, we ask you to look at the candidates’ records, and you will clearly see the difference on the support they will provide public education.

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Education Votes

LA Times

Back in May, former Vice President Joseph Biden, won the  AFL-CIO endorsement for president and it was announced in a 10-minute speech by federation President Richard Trumka.

Dear AFSA Family,

Happy Labor Day.

This holiday is usually a time when public school educators celebrate the advances we have made for our profession and the start of a new school year. But this year is like no other. Today, it is hard to be excited and happy with the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 and the crazy politics bombarding us every day.