Don't let up if your school isn't on the preliminary closing list this week, CTU President Karen Lewis warns in this new video (love the fanfare!).
She says: "If your school is not on, you cannot relax and say, 'Woo, we dodged a bullet we don't have to think about it.' The issue is they are coming after us. Is your school going to be one of the schools that may accept the children from schools that have been closed?"
Lewis then outlines a new effort to organize the schools, and urges members to participate -- "whether you are leaving or not." (That's an appeal to retiring teachers, right?) "Do not think for a minute that the fight is over once the announcement is made. "
The message seems to concede that despite protests and all the rest the closings are still going to happen - -and that CTU fears that teachers and parents will give up, or focus narrowly on schools that are on the list rather than a broader, collective approach that has been possible while the list of possibilities has been so large.