Friends and Colleagues,
I have been a member of CORE since 2008.
However, with this notice, I hereby end my membership and association with CORE. I feel as though the CORE Caucus no longer represents the ideals and practices that drew me in at its beginning.
It’s been a marvelous and fascinating journey, but I now feel like something precious has been lost along the way. Original programs can get clogged and confused by accretions and clutter and must reboot. It’s time reboot.
So now I have chosen to support a group of committed individuals that actually do believe and practice what I have always espoused. I see them as the future of our union … and I truly believe that the Chicago Teachers Union has an important role to play in the future public education, our nation, and the world.
CORE, I wish you well and truly hope the you one day reclaim your original spirit and ideals.
But for now … pardon the pun … but it’s time to get REAL.
Michael E. Brunson
Former CORE member