IL: Chicago teachers’ union leaders OK plan to resume government daycare operations

Source: WGN News

“Chicago schools are poised to resume classes after leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union tentatively approved a plan with the district over COVID-19 safety protocols. Both sides had been locked in a standoff that canceled classes for four days in the nation’s third-largest district. The full deal, which would have students in class Wednesday and teachers a day earlier, still requires approval by the union’s full 25,000 members. … The Chicago Teachers Union voted last week to revert to online instruction and told teachers not to show up in person at schools as negotiations continued. District officials argued that schools are safe, a return to remote-only learning isn’t a good option, and blocked teachers from accessing online teaching systems. Meanwhile, families scrambled to adjust just two days after students returned to classrooms after winter break.” (01/11/22)