Via Corey A. DeAngelis.
The Chicago Teachers Union, if you recall, had claimed that, “the push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.” That was last December, back when we had just reached about the tail end of the media’s willingness to gaslight parents that “remote learning” was just as good, if not better, than the real thing.
But the teachers’ unions have made it clear that they’re not about to stop shutting down schools and refusing to do their jobs.
A bunch of schools have been forced to have shorter weeks with union members demanding “mental health days” so they don’t have to put on their pants.
CTU has already dispatched a letter to Mayor Lightfoot which, aside from the usual safety smoke and mirrors, brings out “remote learning” again.
A science-based metric to determine when there is too much COVID in a building for students to learn in-person, coupled with a commitment to move to remote learning when minimum staffing levels fall to unsafe levels in buildings, particularly as staff are impacted by COVID.
A “commitment” to close schools yet again. Triggered by staffing levels. It’s genius.
There’s also a poll of members checking to see who’s on board with work stoppages.
All of this comes after the teachers’ unions had launched a campaign to claim that they were always in favor of reopening schools as quickly as possible.