Chicago teachers rally in opposition of CPS reopening plan

CPS plans to return to in-person learning on January 11
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Members of the Chicago Teachers Union gathered in Union Park Saturday.

The group rallied before heading east in a "car caravan" to City Hall to voice concerns over plans to reopen Chicago public schools next month.

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Chicago Public Schools will return to in-person instruction beginning in January after winter break with precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Union is calling on CPS to reach an agreement on what they call an "acceptable" reopening plan.

Right now, the plan is to return to in-person learning on January 11.

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CPS officials maintain schools are safe, pointing to low COVID-19 spread among parochial and private schools.

CPS CEO on return to in-person learning

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Dr. Janice Jackson, the CEO of Chicago Public Schools said the district feels it's safe to being in-person-learning as COVID-19 infection rates are at a record high.

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