Principals & Teachers Hold Joint Reopening Press Conference

CPAA president, Troy LaRaviere, participated in a joint school reopening press conference with the Chicago Teachers Union. This video excerpt from that press conference highlights audio of Chicago Schools CEO, Janice Jackson, telling principals she consciously chose to delay giving them critical reopening information in order to give herself time to spin the reopening announcement to the media.

These actions clearly demonstrate that the mayor and CPS officials care more about the media and public opinion than they do about the safety of students and staff. The public must understand that the central source of the massive resistance to school reopening in Chicago is the dishonesty and lack of transparency of Chicago Public Schools and City Hall officials.