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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot determined to close colleges for the day in the country’s third-largest district rather than reinstate distance learning, which she stated was unnecessarily disruptive for families and staff. Litzelman mentioned it’s unclear what number of lecturers will take part in Friday’s action, however he expects the majority of educators at each of the six colleges will call out sick. It’s also unclear how the district will respond to the action, since a high number of employees absences this week due to Covid has strained the district’s substitute pool and prompted credentialed administrative workers to step in to show courses. The district’s lecturers union, the Oakland Education Association, had referred to as on the district to schedule a bargaining session on college security before Monday, when students returned from winter break. Skyline teacher Harley Litzelman, one of the organizers of Friday’s sickout, stated it nonetheless has not happened. …