Do it, Ms. Jackson. Fire them if they won’t work.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson warned last week that teachers without preexisting conditions who don’t show up to schools when they open will be fired.
The damage inflicted by school shut-downs on Chicago’s youth, particularly minority youth, is already horrifying. Despite no meaningful risk whatsoever, the Chicago Teachers Union is now seeking an injunction against reopening. Nothing could be more just – and better for Chicago students in the long run – than canning teachers who are ducking their obligation.
Remote learning is an abysmal failure. ‘F’ grades are 2.6 times higher than last year in Chicago elementary schools and worse for minority and homeless students. Almost a quarter of kids haven’t logged in even once. It’s much worse for minority and homeless students.
Many get no square meal and no adult guidance outside of school. They are being robbed of not just an education but of the only structure in their lives.
Yet the CTU said “the push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.” That tweet, shown here, was later deleted but the perfidy to which the CTU will stoop was there for all to see.
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