Chicago Teachers Union once again considers locking down schools, floats ‘city-wide work stoppage’

With the rise of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Chicago Teachers Union is once again considering shutting down in-person education in the city and returning strictly to remote classes.

In a survey issued this week titled “Possible Actions for Safety January 2022,” the union asked its 25,000 rank-and-file members if they would support initiating a temporary return to distance learning if cases continued to spike, WFLD-TV reported.

“If COVID continues to dangerously accelerate or should staffing levels in our schools drop to unsafe levels, would you support a district-wide pause and temporary shift to remote learning?” the questionnaire asked.

“Cases of the new omicron variant are spiking in Chicago and around the country. It is imperative that we return from our winter break with a plan to ensure school communities’ and our own safety,” the survey said. “Please answer the following very short survey to help guide the CTU’s response to CPS’s inadequate pandemic response.” – READ MORE