Chicago Schools To Reopen After Council-Union COVID Feud


The Facts

  • The Chicago Teacher's Union has voted to suspend their remote work action, ending a standoff with public school officials that led to five days of cancelled classes.

  • In an earlier vote last Tuesday, 73% of union members called for remote teaching until COVID cases reduce 'substantially'.

The Spin

Pro-establishment narrative

Virtual learning damages children's educational and social development. Omicron is a low-risk variant; it doesn't justify industrial action.

Establishment-critical narrative

The union does not take this action lightly. COVID hospitalizations have reached a record high, and classes cannot be taught safely in person.

Establishment split



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