Chicago Teachers Speak Out: CTU Election Outcome/Contract Issues and were developed by Chicago Public School teachers who are interested in having forums to speak out on important work-related issues of the day. We will be offering (and publishing the results of) occasional surveys for CPS teachers to share their views. Your responses are anonymous. The Survey Monkey site tabulates responses only.

Here is the first survey, the results of which will be posted on our blog in August. We hope you will be a regular visitor. Thank you for your time and your opinion!

* 1. What, in your opinion, is/are the reason(s) for the recent CTU election outcome?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
member staisfaction with Stewart team's accomplishments
members agreed with the appeal for a unity vote for contract talks
members wanted to see if the Stewart team could negotiate a better contract
members were dissatisfied with Lynch team accomplishments
members were dissatisfied with Lynch team contract
Lynch campaign messages didn't resonate with members
members lacked interest in election
members lacked information in election
residual anger over health care increases in the Lynch contract
the effect of PAT displacements

* 2. Comments about CTU election outcome:

* 3. If you voted for Stewart, what are the reason(s)you voted the way you did?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
accomplishments of the Stewart administration
appeal for a unity vote for contract talks from the Stewart administration
the Stewart team's attacks on the Lynch contract
effectiveness of the Stewart team campaign
wanted to see what the Stewart team would deliver in the contract

* 4. If you voted for Lynch, what are the reason(s) you voted as you did?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
the accomplishments of the Lynch administration
the Lynch team's negotiated contract
the effectiveness of the Lynch team's campaign/messages
the Lynch team's agenda for the future
Lynch's style of leadership

* 5. Comments about your election choice:

* 6. What are your priorities for the upcoming contract?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
healthcare costs
changing the way we pay for health care
class size
job security
school safety
PAT language
prep time
pension (e.g. PEP)
length of contract
extending the school day
merit pay

* 7. Under what conditions would you vote to strike?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
inadequate salary offer
increase in health costs
no change in the way we pay for premiums
no change in class size
no change in PAT language
no improvements for school safety
no increase in elementary prep time
loss of Pension Enhancement Propgram (PEP)
unacceptable length of contract
no restrictions on Renaissance 2010

* 8. What would you consider to be an acceptable salary increase?

* 9. What length of contract would be acceptable to you?

* 10. Should members vote to restore principal's right to grant and withhold tenure and reinstate the old FTB (Full Time Basis Substitute) status?

* 11. Is the fight against Renaissance 2010 important to you?

* 12. Do you support the concept of merit pay in our schools?

* 13. Do you support a longer school day?

* 14. Comments about the contract/contract talks: