Chicago Teachers Refuse To Teach In Person

Chicago Teachers Refuse To Teach In Person


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1) Chicago Teachers Refuse To Teach In Person

The Topline: More than 340,000 students in Chicago have been shut out of their schools after the teachers union there voted to abstain from in-person learning, citing concerns over the omicron variant. 

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Background

The Chicago Teachers Union has been clashing with the city and Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) throughout the pandemic. Last January, they said they’d only return for in-person teaching if they were put at the front of the line for COVID

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