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0845, 05 Jan 22

Chicago Teachers Hold Children Hostage

The assault on the kids is unacceptable. They should fire every single one of them and start over. Would it be disruptive? Yes, but no more so than having teachers who shut down schools by refusing to work.

CHICAGO — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district voted Tuesday to switch to remote learning, and city leaders reacted by canceling classes for most of the district’s 330,000 students.


The Chicago Teachers Union voted late Tuesday to pause in-person learning and work remotely until Jan. 18, or until COVID-19 cases fall below a particular threshold. The union, which has roughly 25,000 members, is also demanding the district require negative tests from students and staff before returning to school.


0845, 05 January 2022


  1. Mar

    Mayor Beetlejuice is talking tough but she won’t have a President Reagan moment. She will just wilt away and let the teachers do what the teachers do..

  2. Merlin

    So they’re demanding negative tests before returning to school?

    They’re obviously not following the science. Or maybe they are, but believe we are not. The home antigen tests (if you can find one) are proving to be much less reliable with the Omicron variant than with Delta. About as reliable as pissing on a popsicle stick and having your dog read it for you. If you’ve had a positive PCR test result you likely will continue to pop positive on any further PCRs for up to 90 days.

    And these are supposedly educated people.

  3. Jason

    Lets see there’s a great world wide shortage of tests, lets require them for our “citizens”. Brilliant.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann

    Awful. Just awful.

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