CTU Rejects Calls For In-Person Learning Due To COVID-19 Fears

Leaders from the Chicago Teachers Union say Mayor Lori Lightfoot has no viable plan to reopen schools in the fall.

SCHOOLS
Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Aiden Trabucco, right, wears a mask as he raises his hand to answer a question behind Anthony Gonzales during a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Chicago Teachers Union has rejected the call to return to in-person learning this coming fall. LM Otero / AP Photo
SCHOOLS
Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Aiden Trabucco, right, wears a mask as he raises his hand to answer a question behind Anthony Gonzales during a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Chicago Teachers Union has rejected the call to return to in-person learning this coming fall. LM Otero / AP Photo

CTU Rejects Calls For In-Person Learning Due To COVID-19 Fears

Leaders from the Chicago Teachers Union say Mayor Lori Lightfoot has no viable plan to reopen schools in the fall.

The Chicago Teachers Union is pushing back against calls to reopen in the fall, citing rising COVID-19 cases among young people.

Reset checks in with CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates to discuss what teachers need from the city to support in-person learning.

GUEST: Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union