The Chicago Teachers Union is locked in a standoff with the mayor as teachers defy orders to return to in-person teaching. If the mayor doesn’t back down, she’ll have a big fight on her hands — one that could look like the 2019 CTU strike that lasted fifteen days.
Kenzo Shibata is an activist who writes and teaches in Chicago. He's a founding member of the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators.
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