CHICAGO (CBS) — Faith, community, and labor leaders are showing support for teachers and staff fighting the Chicago Public Schools re-opening plan.
They said the pressure on teachers to return to classrooms is heartbreaking.READ MORE: Feds Seize 65,000 Counterfeit N95 Masks At O'Hare International Airport
“In a pandemic, we cannot say to parents you have options, and say to teachers you have no options,” said Reverend C.J. Hawkings of Arise Chicago. “And your medical condition and that of your family do not matter. Teachers are telling us that they feel as if a knife is being held to their throat.”READ MORE: First Case Of Brazil Variant Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Illinois
Another church leader said teachers are being pushed into moral compromises they shouldn’t be asked to make in order to keep their jobs.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Near 119th Street
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