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Chicago Teachers Union demands to know how Lightfoot is spending $2B in federal COVID relief for schools
Chicago schools close after teachers union votes to walk out
FOX Business’ Grady Trimble reports from Chicago after 73% of teachers union members vote for remote learning after the holidays.
When President Biden passed the American Rescue Plan in March 2021, Chicago received $1.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief for the city's schools.
Now, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is demanding to know exactly how that money is being spent after it voted to close schools Tuesday evening to go back to remote classes until the current spike in COVID-19 cases "substantially subsides." The vote resulted in classes being canceled on Wednesday.
"The in-person learning that some of us are getting is still not where it needs to be because the district, the mayor, refuses to put the resources into schools. She spent $100 million. She got $2 billion. … What is the percentage on $100 billion to $2 billion?" CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates said during a Wednesday morning Zoom meeting.