Running news: The walkout comes two days after 340,000 Chicago students returned to class following a five-day work stoppage for stricter COVID-19 restrictions by the Chicago Teachers’ Union.
big picture: Students in Chicago said they were “dissatisfied with the additional health protocols”, to which CTU and Mayor Lori Lightfoot agreed, Reuters Report.
- Nearly 600 students from 11 Boston schools were kicked out of classes on Friday Reuters,
- student in New York City And Michigan walked out of classes earlier this week to protest inadequate COVID-19 safety protocols and called for distance learning across the school district.
- student in Oakland, California, announced earlier this week that they were ready to go on strike if the school district did not start providing KN95 face masks, increased COVID-19 testing and more.