Boston teachers rally at two schools as contract talks heat up


“We want to make sure the inclusion is done right. The only delivery model shouldn’t just be one teacher with three different licenses.”

Jessica Tang, president of the Boston Teachers Union Josh Reynolds/The Boston Globe

Boston public school teachers plan to rally Wednesday morning at two schools ahead of the fourth day of district contract negotiations in a week. Union members plan so-called walk-ins, entering the campuses of Charles Sumner School and Curley K-8 School Wednesday morning to advocate for the union’s vision of special education in the district .

After about 10 months without a contract, Union president Jessica Tang said the goal for negotiators was still to reach a tentative agreement by the end of June, before the departure of Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, who announced her resignation at the end of the year. school year in February. “Educators across the city are especially motivated because we are also running out of time to get this done by the end of the school year,” Tang said.

The walk-ins were conducted by union members from both schools who are eager to reach an agreement, Tang said. Teachers who rally are expected to receive support from allies, including Boston At-Large Councilwoman Ruthzee Louijeune. At gatherings, teachers will seek to educate parents and other community members about what they are looking for in negotiations.

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