Teachers joined parents and community organizations for a rally Monday. Their message? Raising the state minimum wage of $8.25 an hour to more than $10 an hour for parents of CPS students would boost academic performance.
"The minimum wage issue is an educational issue. Helping parents of CPS students receive better wages for their hard work will not just translate into better report cards today but brighter futures tomorrow," said Paula Jacko, CPS teacher.
The group plans another rally Tuesday outside the Thompson Center.