Chicago Public Schools lays off 443 teachers and support staff

By: | June 22, 2021

Outraged by the layoffs of more than 440 teachers and support staff, Chicago Teachers Union officials questioned why the city was cutting jobs in underserved communities during the pandemic, as nearly $2 billion in federal education funds were awarded to Chicago Public Schools.

“The mayor continues to be a walking contradiction through her actions, and a classic example of how symbolic gestures ring hollow,” CTU President Jess Sharkey said in a statement.

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