American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said on Wednesday that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) should be “moving heaven and Earth” to make Chicago schools safer for educators amidst the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Weingarten’s statements come after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted Tuesday evening to conduct only remote learning as COVID-19 cases rise in the city. That vote prompted Lightfoot to cancel classes completely on Wednesday, insisting that teachers get back to the classroom by Thursday morning.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, signs indicate that a teachers strike could be coming, as it’s unlikely a mutual decision between the city and the union will be reached by Thursday morning.
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