The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has made the decision to endorse only one of two candidates in Chicago mayoral race. The endorsement will go to either former U.S. Carol Moseley Braun or City Clerk Miguel del Valle.
Hoping to play a major role in the February 22nd election, the CTU has narrowed the list to these candidates as it believes one of them will take control of Chicago Public Schools from the mayor and create an elected school board.
It should come as no surprise that candidate Rahm Emanuel is not one of those being considered by the CTU as his proposed education policies are not very well liked. Also, Emanuel’s support from Juan Rangel only increases the gap between him and the CTU as Rangel is the head of the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). UNO is responsible for running the city’s charter schools, which the CTU takes issue with partially because they are non-unionized.
The CTU’s final endorsement decision will be made by votes to be cast on February 2nd.