Democrats, Under Union Pressure on Reopening Schools, Must Choose Teachers or Parents
Democrats are facing increasing pressure from parents to reintroduce in-person teaching while education unions resist party leaders' efforts to get pupils back in the classroom.
California and Chicago have emerged as flashpoints in the debate about schools reopening as unions in both locations refuse to resume in-person teaching amid concerns about COVID-19.
Unions in Chicago say they'll continue remote teaching until the coronavirus safety measures they are seeking are introduced. In California, the conflict is focused on vaccinations for teachers.