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Chicago Public Schools Close as Teachers’
Union Votes to Strike against In-Person Teaching

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/4/2022 7:04:04 PM

The Chicago Teachers’ Union, which represents 25,000 teachers in the city, voted Tuesday to strike against in-person schooling and conduct remote instruction until the Omicron spike subsides. The 600-member House of Delegates, the CTU’s governing body, decided to refuse to teach in the classroom until January 18 or until the virus infection rate hits below the threshold set last year. As pledged, Chicago Public Schools will cancel classes on Wednesday but keep schools open for students. Schools had resumed in-person learning Monday following the two-week winter break. Last year’s school closure threshold is a test positivity rate of ten percent or higher that has increased for the previous seven consecutive days,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mort 1/4/2022 7:10:37 PM (No. 1028256)
Fire them all!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman 1/4/2022 7:14:05 PM (No. 1028260)
Amen, #1: what Reagan did to PATCO. I don't see a need for public schools with today's technology and options. Just give the kids vouchers, and let the marketplace settle the issue. Far cheaper for taxpayers.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: billa57 1/4/2022 7:19:36 PM (No. 1028266)
Marxists make their move.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rich323 1/4/2022 7:25:22 PM (No. 1028271)
Reduce their salary by fifty percent since they don’t have to commute or pay for a lunch. Parents need to demand vouchers taken from each schools budget and use fair private or home schooling.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 1/4/2022 7:29:21 PM (No. 1028277)
And with that decision, bookings for Cancun, Punta Cana, and Waikiki just went up 80 percent.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 1/4/2022 7:29:35 PM (No. 1028278)
Let's just give in to anarchy!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman 1/4/2022 7:54:07 PM (No. 1028295)
Remember also that home and private-schooled children tend to out-perform all but the very best public indoctrination centers .. er schools. Let child protective services deal with parents who deny their children a proper education.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Northcross 1/4/2022 7:55:13 PM (No. 1028297)
The Commissar of the Chicago Teacher's Union went on to say, "I hope you parents out there don't actually think we give a Schiff about your kids. We don't."
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GoodDeal 1/4/2022 8:00:08 PM (No. 1028301)
Yeah, zoom school or nothing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: paral04 1/4/2022 8:15:38 PM (No. 1028317)
This is fun. A teacher in a remote learning environment can teach 100's of students online. This means that maybe 75% of those who want to stay home can and permanently. The school properties can be sold and the taxpayers fees could go down.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: downnout 1/4/2022 8:19:12 PM (No. 1028321)
The school district should cut the teachers pay by 25% since they don’t have to commute or pay for child care.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4Liberty2020 1/4/2022 8:57:44 PM (No. 1028350)
Do the teachers who worry about exposure to the Omicron or Covid-19 virus from a few groups of children each day ( who have the lowest risk factor of all), ever think about the grocery store clerks who are exposed to hundreds of different adults and children each and every day and still work? The police and fire departments, the EMT's, the doctors and nurses all continue to do their jobs. The teachers need to be fired.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 1/4/2022 10:31:04 PM (No. 1028408)
#1 has the right answer.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 1/4/2022 11:30:30 PM (No. 1028445)
Turn out the lights, this city is over.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 1/5/2022 12:26:04 AM (No. 1028466)
Fix it, Mayor - and don't try blaming Trump!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: skacmar 1/5/2022 12:49:11 AM (No. 1028476)
Funny how teachers and kids all over the world manage to have in person school with minimal disruption or illnesses. However, the teachers of Chicago, well, it's just too risky as they might mess up their weave or break a nail or actually have to work. Why can everywhere else have school but not Chicago? What does Chicago have that nowhere else has? A communist run teacher's union with no actual interest in teaching.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 1/5/2022 12:51:42 AM (No. 1028478)
Redirect all the teachers salaries to the parents of the children. PERIOD! End public schools forever!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/5/2022 1:03:51 AM (No. 1028481)
In mob parlance, these communists voted for a no-show job with mire pay. Fire them all and start over.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 1/5/2022 1:40:33 AM (No. 1028495)
Is there any wonder that Chicago has descended into a cesspool of ignorance, corruption and violence?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/5/2022 4:55:45 AM (No. 1028537)
I think school tax people should withhold school taxes. Since teachers like the idle life, show them what you think by withholding school taxes from them. They obviously don't need it.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: judy 1/5/2022 5:02:46 AM (No. 1028545)
These same people complained about home schooling now want everyone home schooled them...typical libs give them a year off their jobs now they want to make it permanent..
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Reply 22 - Posted by: mifla 1/5/2022 5:03:56 AM (No. 1028547)
I tutored for a short period at a Chicago inner city school. The teachers striking won't make a difference.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 1/5/2022 6:36:14 AM (No. 1028582)
Ref:#22 You got that right.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: JHHolliday 1/5/2022 7:19:23 AM (No. 1028609)
I don't know why anyone would care except those who need the schools as a babysitting service. It's not like those incompetent teachers are actually teaching anything. The coming years will bring alternative methods of education, from homeschooling to parent-financed small classes to teaching pods. The inner-city big schools will continue to deteriorate until they have little to do with teaching children...wait, that's where they are now.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/5/2022 10:28:27 AM (No. 1028827)
Fire ALL of them with Prejudice. Either you come to work or you're not just gone, we will take back ALL the pay you made not working!
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