World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 13 Mar, 2021 09:15 am

Chicago teachers and parents: Stop the school reopenings! Oppose the policy of social murder!

Chicago teachers and parents: Stop the school reopenings! Oppose the policy of social murder!
There are currently no conditions under which in-person schooling can be made safe. Schools must be closed and remote learning maintained and improved in order to bring the pandemic under control.

All educators, parents, students and workers should join our fight to halt the return to in-person learning under such life-threatening conditions.The district is also applying pressure on families of students who continue to learn remotely, including roughly 140,000 K–8 students and tens of thousands of high school students, mandating that they decide no later than March 22 whether they will resume in-person learning in the fourth quarter of the year.This week, more than 1,200 south suburban Bradley Bourbonnais High School students returned to in-person learning five days per week.” In other words, remote instruction may not remain an option for families who choose not to expose children to the disease risks involved with in-person learning unless they or someone in their family is deemed high risk.

The only rational option is to halt in-person learning and to refuse any further reopening of schools.Immediately reinstate with full pay all educators who have been disciplined for speaking out about the dangers of in-person learning!

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