Maintaining priorities

Updated 1/8/2021 11:44 AM

I understand there is a movement within the Chicago Teachers Union to sign a petition to remain remote rather than return to the classroom. Education and medical professionals have publicly stated that in most cases in-person learning is superior to remote. Private schools in the Chicagoland area have been successfully delivering in-person education since August. It's my understanding that teachers are going to be given a priority for the COVID vaccine. However, if the Chicago teachers choose not to return to the classroom, is it fair that they still receive a priority for the vaccination? It's my belief that they should not have the privilidge of working from home and still get a priority for this critical vaccination. I encourage everyone to contact their State Legislators and ask that this group lose their priority if they insist on working from home. Even if you do not live in Chicago, this large group impacts the number of vaccinations available to those who truly deserve it throughout the state.

Rick Larson



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