by Damjan Tutarkov
A teachers union leader in Chicago drew backlash for going on vacation in the Caribbean while at the same time pushing for teachers to teach from home due to COVID-19 concerns.
Sarah Chambers, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union executive board, has repeatedly urged teachers to proceed with remote, rather than in-person, learning and did so again on Thursday, citing safety concerns amid the pandemic, according to the local news station WGN-TV.
“Hearing of an educator revolution happening,” she tweeted on Thursday. “Tons of members are emailing their admin: I’ll be asserting my right to continue to work in a safe remote environment on January 4th, 2021. I have signed the pledge, along with over 8,000+ union educators to continue to work remotely[.]”
She has since deleted her account.