In the United States, you’ve always had to fight for your rights, to party, live, work safely, and be vocal towards change. Many parents filed a suit against the Teacher’s Union, calling the school shut downs illegal. Parents were forced again to grapple with childcare as the teachers and the union talked through a safety measure agreement. Well, at least now it’s over.

Martha Rodea drops off one of daughters at McAuliffe Elementary Wednesday morning on the first day back after a standoff closed Chicago Public Schools for five days. Rodea supported the teachers demand for moving to remote learning temporarily. Susie An / WBEZ

CTU President Jesse Sharkey issue a scathing statement showing the depth of the bitter feelings that remain after negotiations with Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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