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Teachers in Chicago are reportedly still refusing to return to work over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, leaving thousands of children in the lurch.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Chicago public schools have canceled classes for the third consecutive day as the city negotiates with the Chicago Teachers Union over appropriate COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming semester.

The teachers union sent out a message to its members earlier this week instructing them to stay home Wednesday. That work action has now persisted through the end of the week, according to district officials who announced that Friday’s classes would likely be canceled throughout the city.

The union has pushed for classes to return to online instruction because of the spread of the latest variant of the coronavirus. District officials have continued to assert that there is no plan to return to online teaching, according to the Associated Press.

The union-driven standoff began two days after students returned to class following winter break. Now, the 350,000-student school district, third-largest in the nation, has frozen again except in “a small number of schools” where some staff have continued to show up despite the union-endorsed work action, according to district officials. Officials have deemed the school freeze an “illegal work stoppage.”

The Teachers Union has so far continued its obstinate stand against returning to in person education for students, in spite of opposition from the, usually sympathetic, Democrat Mayor of Chicago.


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HAROLD C HOPKINS
HAROLD C HOPKINS
4 months ago

Follow the lead of President Reagan in regards to the FAA. Send termination notices to all the teachers and open interviews for replacements. I’m sure the good teachers will jump on the chance to come back. You don’t need the other child-haters.

MARK
MARK
4 months ago

I agree 100%. ALL The people could also put their kids in private school and stop paying public school taxes. The people need to get together and do this, the oversized gov, can’t arrest everybody after that we can start getting rid of 80% of the huge over bloated, oversized, overpaid, and way overpowered government. Then the people need to go back and learn history, civics and mathematics.

John M
John M
4 months ago

Lightweight might want to remind the teachers not to bite the hand that feeds them.

Michael
Michael
4 months ago

The Unions are all about power and money, they could care less about the students.

barb2554
barb2554
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Its not just the unions… 75% of the teachers voted for this. They all need to be FIRED. They think that they are untouchable. Its time to change that percetpioin for them even if it means lawsuits that will be filed by them. Bring it on.

JimN
JimN
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

“couldn’t” care less

Gus Richards
Gus Richards
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

That’s all the unions have been for the last 100 years. They help no one except the union leaders who’s pay always goes up but never goes away.. The unions lost their usefulness right after WW2 and that has not changed since.

Jim
Jim
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

You are absolute,y right