Teacher Hiring, Assignment and Transfer in Chicago Public Schools

Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher: The New Teacher Project


Research Area: Education

Keywords: education ; teachers; employment

Type: Report

Coverage: Illinois


This study publishes results of an extensive analysis of the teacher hiring and school staffing rules and processes in Chicago Public Schools. The research involved an examination of the Chicago Teachers Union contract, interviews with school principals and district administrators, and surveys of principals, teachers, and prospective teachers. It shows in part that Chicago is able to attract a large applicant pool of prospective teachers, but loses quality candidates who grow frustrated with a late hiring timeline. The analysis is especially critical of Chicago’s teacher evaluation system.