CHICAGO, IL – Chicago State University, a predominately black institution located on 9501 S. King Drive on Chicago’s South Side has announced that the institution will open its doors to more than 300 Chicago Public high school students in response to the impending CPS Teachers Strike which is schedule to take place on October 11.
Earlier this month members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted in favor of a walkout of the classrooms. The union announced that a strike date was set for October 11. Teachers are unified and ready to walk out on that day. The strike comes after a contract agreement that has not been signed by the state and that the pay raise received is not generous because CPS continues to demand that teachers begin paying seven percent of their take home pay into their pension fund.
In part of CSU’s open door initiative during the strike, the opportunity will give high school students a more glimpse of what college life is seen as in a predominately/historically black perspective. Students will be offer workshops in the areas of Math, English and Science and a variety of college preparedness activities. This will also give Chicago State a hike at a chance in raising enrollment for the upcoming years.
If you are interested in enrolling your student in Chicago State’s open door program during the Chicago Teachers strike, you can register here. Visit www.csu.edu for more information regarding Chicago State University.