The canceled classes on Friday, November 12 feels like another instance where CPS and the City of Chicago have passed the buck, shifting the burden of planning and forethought from an institutional responsibility to individual parents and families.
Tag: pandemic learning
No, Mayor Lightfoot, You Can’t Reopen Schools and Bars at the Same Time
You can’t do something that is guaranteed to increase community spread at the same time you reopen the schools.
Why Lock Out Remote Teachers Teaching Only Remote Students?
The teacher who remained home was prevented from doing her job, and no substitute was provided.
As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose
Chicago Public Schools students are back in school. Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute. WBEZ Chicago has more on the fight between teachers and schools on in-person instruction: About 900 CPS staff members, including nearly 30% of teachers required to work on Monday, were absent, CPS said Monday evening. This includes staff who…
As Parents, We’ve Sized up the Risks, and the Time to Send Kids to School Is Now
Seldom, if ever, has there been a time in American history when the kids were eager to return to school, while the teachers dreaded returning and even threatened to boycott. However, this upside-down reality is exactly the case in Chicago today. This morning, members of the Chicago City Council’s education committee are holding a hearing to hear Chicago Public Schools…
Coming Thursday: Hope and Healing for Pandemic Learning
It’s a rough time for families here in Chicago. The current spike in Covid-19 cases has put on hold the Chicago Public Schools’ plan to allow preschoolers back to in-person learning for second quarter. Parents are juggling work and finances while trying to help their young children learn. To offer some hope and light in the midst of these struggles,…