Here's something that's not going to surprise you: Chicago Public School teachers have found yet another way to avoid going back to school.
This time they're refusing to reveal that they've received their Covid vaccines.
BECAUSE ONCE YOU GET BOTH DOSES YOU CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL WITHIN A FEW WEEKS!
But no, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey told his members last week:
"We recommend that CTU members wait to complete the [vaccine] disclosure survey if you believe it could negatively impact any accommodations you have been granted or requested."
Oh, okay. So we're not going back to school then?
Let me just book that flight to Cabo real quick then, thanks!
And let's just be real here for a moment: CTU President Sharkey says he's worried that if his members answer the vaccine survey, then that could lead to Chicago Public Schools violating their Memorandum of Agreement.
YES, MR. SHARKEY, YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR TEACHERS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN PERSON, DO YOU?
Because if you did, and you cared more about your students and less about your lazy teachers and your wallet, you wouldn't have slammed CPS's announcement that they will soon return to in-person high school.
CPS wants kids back on April 19 – but just as that date was announced, the Chicago Teachers Union slammed the decision. And...the union's response was curious – given that CTU President Jesse Sharkey himself had a hand in sending the CPS email to parents announcing the high school return date.
So the Chicago Teachers Union is just a joke.
Even lefty Mayor Lori Lightfoot understands that CTU is basically just a political organization playing political games with education.
"When you have unions that have other aspirations beyond being a union, and maybe being something akin to a political party, then there's always going to be conflict," she said during an interview..."I think, ultimately, they'd like to take over not only Chicago Public Schools, but take over running the city government," Lightfoot added. "That'll play itself out over time. I don't really spend time, and certainly not in the middle of a pandemic, worrying about the politics. But politics intrudes, always."
It's time to get rid of the Chicago Teachers Union and get kids back in school.