Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images On Wednesday, roughly 290,000 children in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) could not go to school after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to return to remote learning until January 18 or the number of coronavirus cases plummet to a certain level. One teacher who has worked at the Benito Juarez Community Academy, which is part of the Chicago Public Schools system, commented on Facebook, “I feel no pain. They can cancel school until June and I’ll be fine. Been training for this moment all my life,” as The Washington Free Beacon reported.
“Chicago teachers bragged on Facebook about potentially being eligible to receive reimbursements for sick days they scheduled for Wednesday, which they no longer need to take because of the closing,” The Beacon noted, with one fourth-grade teacher suggesting that the district should “run me back my sick days.”