How Chicago’s students feel about the battle around in-person, remote learning

Chicago Public School classes resume Wednesday after five days of no instruction. Do the students want to return?

Students and parents protest the CPS school closure
Students and parents protest the CPS school closure on Monday, Jan. 10, at Philip Rogers Fine Arts, an elementary school at 7345 N. Washtenaw in Chicago. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Students and parents protest the CPS school closure
Students and parents protest the CPS school closure on Monday, Jan. 10, at Philip Rogers Fine Arts, an elementary school at 7345 N. Washtenaw in Chicago. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

How Chicago’s students feel about the battle around in-person, remote learning

Chicago Public School classes resume Wednesday after five days of no instruction. Do the students want to return?

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Chicago Public School classes will resume Wednesday after five days of no instruction. Mayor Lightfoot and the teachers union reached an agreement late Monday after a majority of CTU members voted to end its remote work action. But as officials, teachers and parents share concerns and frustrations, what’s on the minds of students?

Reset checks in with two CPS seniors about what being out of the classroom has been like this last week, and if they feel safe returning to in-person learning.

GUESTS: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

Greatful Nwokocha, senior at Hubbard High School, and member of the Mikva Challenge‘s CPS Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Sofia Fatima, senior at Amundsen High School, and member of the Mikva Challenge‘s CPS Student Advisory Council (SAC)