CPS is set to receive an historic $2.6 billion infusion of federal dollars from three federal funding programs. And the City of Chicago will reap another $2 billion in COVID relief money, giving Mayor Lightfoot a record $4 billion that should be used to transform our schools and communities.
We are all fed up with cabin fever caused by quarantine, the disappointing inadequacies of remote learning, and growing economic insecurity. But we must keep fighting to ensure a true recovery for the many, not the few.
COVID-19 has exposed the massive inequities, homelessness, lack of affordable housing, unemployment, food insecurity, and inadequate healthcare Chicago students and their families face every day.
President Sharkey reports in this video on the Union’s work to advocate for our members and fight for our students and their families.