Make no mistake, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) spent their vacation break working lengthy and onerous — to discover a option to lengthen their trip.
Classes had been canceled on Wednesday, the primary day again post-holidays, after the CTU voted to not return to in-person work. A whopping 73% of union members voted to remain house, citing COVID-19 considerations for why they’re refusing to return to the classroom.
It’s virtually is although they know masks aren’t working and that the vaccinated are nonetheless getting COVID…
“Let us be clear. The educators of this city want to be in their classrooms with their students,” stated an announcement launched by the union. These warriors of schooling declare they reached their resolution “with a heavy heart and a singular focus on student and community safety.”
School kids can keep of their pajamas and play with the mute button all winter! 🙄
Chicago Public Schools swap to distant studying. WE ARE DESTROYING OUR KIDS.
— Daniel Bennett (@DanielBennettNY) January 5, 2022
Now, youngsters and lecturers alike from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will sit house and be taught of their pjs — if and when they need.
Neither the CPS or Chicago Public Health Department helps the union’s resolution, and they won’t rely the time away from the classroom as precise college days.
“To be clear, what CTU is seeking cannot be counted as an instructional day under state law and guidance. This is a work stoppage,” stated an announcement launched by the college district.
Pedro Martinez, the Chicago Public Schools CEO, on no account helps the CTU’s resolution to remain house, telling the media: “There is not any proof that our colleges are unsafe.
“The amount of noise that’s out there right now, the amount of misinformation, we have so many people that are afraid, from parents to staff, because of the misinformation,” Martinez added.
Even Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s mayor and a dependable COVID crusader, stood behind the CPS in opposing the union’s refusal to return to the classroom.
“There is no basis in the data, the science or common sense for us to shut an entire system down when we can surgically do this at a school level where needed,” stated Lightfoot.
Per the Chicago Sun-Times, Lightfoot was much more adamant about colleges staying open when she held a press convention on Tuesday afternoon at a Chicago police station:
“Why on Earth, after we don’t have to pause, would we pause and danger falling again into the identical outdated entice?
“The worst thing we can do is shut the whole system down,” Lightfoot insisted.
Sadly, it seems just like the CTU has already finished that.
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