Chicago Mayor Orders Teachers Union Back To School

“All teachers, pre-K through eight and cluster teachers must report,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a press conference Sunday evening. “If you don’t have an approved accommodation, we expect to see you back in class. Those who do not report to work…we will have to take action. Let’s avoid that.”

Lightfood was joined by Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson who also warned teachers that those who refuse to show up for in-person instruction will be kicked out of the district’s remote learning computer system.

“My message to teachers is that we’re all on the same team. We all want the same thing, Jackson said. “We have to move past the debate on whether we should be reopening schools.”

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