Chicago Public Schools teacher lockouts are disruptive for students, parents say

Jan 14, 2021 by

CTU President Jesse Sharkey said a majority of CPS families are choosing to stay with remote learning, yet teachers are required to return to buildings or risk being locked out.

Every pre-kindergarten family at one Pilsen elementary school chose to continue with remote learning this semester, but parents say their children are now without a regular teacher, who was locked out of the virtual classroom this week for failing to show up to her classroom.

“We have an excellent pre-K teacher there, Ms. Estela, who has worked very hard to create routines and classroom community with 4-year-olds virtually since March,” Andrea McGehee, a parent from Whittier Elementary School, said during a news conference Thursday.

The school’s pre-kindergarten teacher was locked out of the system this week and unable to prepare a substitute, McGehee said, creating a “disruptive” environment for the students.

Source: Chicago Public Schools teacher lockouts are disruptive for students, parents say – Chicago Sun-Times

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