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Chicago Cancels Classes For 2nd Day As Teachers Refuse To Teach In-Person


Chicago officials have canceled classes for the second consecutive day after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) refused to teach in-person. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced late Wednesday that classes would not take place either in-person or remotely on Thursday. “We apologize for the disruption that the union’s illegal work stoppage is causing for your family,” Chicago schools CEO Pedro Martinez wrote in a letter to parents. While CTU voted earlier this week to teach virtually until the number of COVID-19 cases got lower or Chicago officials acquiesced to various demands, some teachers have been choosing to report to work anyway, and some schools have enough staff to return to in-person classes as soon as Friday, officials said. At schools where many teachers have not been showing up, parents may get materials for students to use at home in the coming days. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told a press conference that …  » Read full article

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