Covid has been spreading like crazy and you would think that the schools would want to go back to E learning but CPS students are expected to return to school on Monday despite the COVID-19 surge. Officials say it is expected to see many kids test positive for covid after returning from winter break. According to Block Club Chicago “before winter break, the district provided 150,000 at-home PCR tests to families of students in communities hit hard by COVID-19, recommending they test their child before they return to school. The deadline for parents to drop off those tests for processing is 5 p.m. Thursday.”
Chicago Teachers Union and some parents, are in fear that in-person learning could put children, school workers and communities at risk for spreading COVID-19. A CTU member stated “The number of fully vaxed school educators being sickened by COVID continues to increase rapidly, and the union has also flagged concerns about safely staffing schools as educators are felled by illness in growing numbers as is being seen in the retail and airline industries..”
Do the CTU have a valid point ? Do you feel students should go back to E learning or should they go back to school? We’d like to know your thoughts?
CPS will return to in-person learning Monday despite the COVID-19 surge.
Officials said they expect to see many kids test positive for COVID-19 after being home with families — and, ultimately, it's vaccines that are needed to protect young people. https://t.co/3GlqggICzX pic.twitter.com/p2qyJpOwYG
— Block Club Chicago (@BlockClubCHI) December 30, 2021