Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames Trump For Standoff Between City’s Public Schools And Teachers Union


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday blamed former President Donald Trump for the current impasse between the city’s public schools and teachers union.

Lightfoot’s comments, which she made Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” marked a reversal from what she said a day before on MSNBC, when she called the situation in Chicago “uniquely local.”

Stopping short of naming Trump, Lightfoot said the standoff between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) over whether teachers should return to classrooms this week was “because of the incompetence of the previous administration.”

“I think it’s important for both sides to come to the table in good faith, recognize that we’re both trying to work through a very challenging situation, but we must get a deal done,” Lightfoot said.

She later added: “These are really difficult times in a pandemic, exacerbated by the incompetence of the previous administration that didn’t leave us with enough vaccine to really quickly g… (Read more)

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