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Chicago parents say they are caught between the teachers union and school district as classrooms close for third day - Erie News Now

Chicago parents say they are caught between the teachers union and school district as classrooms close for third day - Erie News Now
By Dakin Andone, CNN

By Dakin Andone, CNN Chicago Public Schools will be closed for a third day Friday as school officials and the teachers union remain at odds over whether it's safe to return to in-person learning, frustrating some parents who feel they and their students are stuck between both sides."They point the fingers at the district, then they point the fingers at the teachers," said Casas, who wants students to be learning in-person." In-person learning had resumed Monday, but the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted Tuesday night to teach virtually instead.The union has said conditions for in-person learning were unsafe, citing inadequate staffing and testing as new Covid-19 cases and new hospitalizations among children reached record highs.

" Ryan Griffin, another parent and founder of the Chicago Parents Collective, which pushes for in-person learning, pointed to public health officials who have emphasized the importance of having students in class "above all else." "We are standing firm and we are going to fight to get our kids back in in-person learning!

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