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.
BREAKING: Chicago Teachers Union is polling its membership asking if they would “support a district-wide pause and temporary shift to remote learning.”
They’re also asking if membership would be willing to “participate in a city-wide work stoppage.” pic.twitter.com/AOLuOyoXGY
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) December 27, 2021
“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