CHICAGO (CBS)– The Chicago Teachers Union staged a car caravan through the Near West Side Friday to protest the Chicago Public Schools’ decision to return to school buildings.

The union says in-person learning at CPS is not safe, despite the city’s claims they have COVID safety covered. . Last week, the Chicago Teachers Union proposed holding off on a return to the classroom until all CPS employees receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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In-person classes started on Monday for pre-kindergarten and some special education programs.

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Dozens of teachers taught outside earlier in the week, after CPS locked remote teaching accounts.

Kindergarten through eighth grade students are set to return to class Feb. 1.

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