At a time of attacks on educators from red states and Republican lawmakers for teaching the truth about our country’s history, it’s disgraceful that educators are targeted by the mayor for protecting their students and their school communities.
CPS educators, families, Union officials address mayor’s failure to utilize state COVID-19 resources
Mayor Lightfoot has yet to accept offers from Gov. Pritzker to provide SHIELD tests to CPS in wake of holiday testing fiasco, as parents, electeds urge mayor to pause in-person instruction, implement critical mitigations, address massive vaccination gap among Black and Latinx children.
“Our members are resolved to continue working, teaching their students and doing so safely,” President Sharkey said. “Only the mayor can force a strike, and if it comes to that, that’s her choice. We choose safety.”