CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Teachers Union is urging a joint commitment to get the school transformation plan going in the right direction.
The union kicked off an effort to make sure their voices are heard by the district that is closing schools and taking an axe to 545 teacher jobs.
The district is closing 16 schools and class size is expected to balloon to about 40 students.
"The CTU pledges its support for building and improving the teaching profession by expanding our peer assistance and review program that provides support and assistance to all teachers but especially those who are struggling and need particular help with their teaching skills. Teachers and students need the resources and tools to succeed without them we will continue to falter," said David Quolke, Cleveland Teachers Union President.
The union hopes the plan will provide a realistic approach to raise student achievement in the city's public schools.