The deal will allow for educators with medical risks or living with people who have them, to continue remote-learning. Even though most of the members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to approve the deal, the union insists that this is not a final or just deal.
Despite strong opposition from the Chicago Teachers’ Union, representing the educators, the Chicago Public Schools and the city administration have decided to reopen in-person classes on Monday
After the City met the union’s final demand regarding days missed due to the strike, the CTU declared a victory and classes will resume tomorrow
The strike by teachers and support staff of Chicago Public Schools entered its second week. While the city administration has made certain concessions, it has been unwilling to accept key demands, especially on hiring more support staff
The major demands of the teachers who are organized under the Chicago Teachers Union are better pay and benefits, fully staffed schools, smaller classrooms and justice for students and families
The media has been hailing the victory of Lori Lightfoot, who is a black woman and openly gay, as a historic moment. However, activists point out that she has a history of working against the interests of the very communities whose interests she claims to champion