As far as we can tell, there haven’t been stronger holdouts against returning to the classroom than the members of the Chicago Teachers Union. As Twitchy reported Sunday, Chicago Teachers Union members voted to defy Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans and continue working from home Monday because of health and safety concerns.
Teachers have written their own obituaries, paraded caskets down the street, and called in sick by the hundreds to protest returning to the classroom “until they know it’s safe,” which makes us wonder how they’ve been getting their groceries and toilet paper, as Walmart is more packed than a classroom. But do you know what was missing from the public relations campaign? Interpretive dance.
Six dance instructors from Chicago Public Schools put together a video using interpretive dance to “express their desire to feel safe” upon returning to the classroom and posted it to Twitter on purpose.
Six of our rank-and-file dance teachers come together to use their art form as a voice to express their desire to feel safe amidst CPS' teacher return policy. They stand in solidarity with all educators at risk, because no one should have to choose between life and livelihood. pic.twitter.com/gajXH9PReE
— ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) January 23, 2021
Kids are killing themselves, does that even register with you? . No one cares about your feelings. The rest of us are working, you can too. You’re not special. #GOTOWORK
— F’ing Cookies (@jimni27) January 26, 2021
Is this a parody account?
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) January 26, 2021
On second thoughts maybe the kids are better off being as far away from these people as possible
— Michael McNally (@notoserfdom) January 26, 2021
— Marie Arf (#JillBidenIsNotADoctor) (@schwingcat) January 26, 2021
— Social Distance Champion (@realchrishynes) January 26, 2021
Those who can, teach.
Those who won’t, fired.
Those who make dance videos, roundly mocked.
— NancyBellicec (@Nancy_Bellicec) January 26, 2021
Yeah, you should delete this.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) January 26, 2021
They convinced me. They shouldn't return.
— ☻ (@DECENTRADICAL) January 26, 2021
Can I unsee this? 😳
— Leslie-Lou (@lalasugarloaf) January 26, 2021
Omg, I get it! I finally understand… what humiliation looks like in the form of expressive dance
— MiniFanStan (@Biodude2020) January 26, 2021
Thing is, they haven’t had to choose between “life and livelihood” because they’ve received a consistent paycheck regardless of what children are experiencing.
— Beverly Hallberg (@BeverlyHallberg) January 26, 2021
I wish I was safe from this video 😬
— Danny Ruggs (@DanRuGGs) January 26, 2021
— KD (@KirseyBelle) January 26, 2021
They've suffered for their art; now it's our turn…
— Nathan (@devout_liberal) January 26, 2021
This is the cringiest shit
— Rayen (@rayandherdog) January 26, 2021
FFS, what an embarrassment!! My sons' school has been open since August with no incident of community spread on campus. Their experience is consistent with that of other schools across the country.
— Greg Brubaker (@twobru) January 26, 2021
But hey, thanks for validating my position that education money should go directly to students and not to school districts.
— Greg Brubaker (@twobru) January 26, 2021
This is the worst thing I have ever seen.
— AKR (@asiya_kr) January 26, 2021
C’mon. This doesn’t make you understand how afraid they feel?
— Trish (@TrishtheSkeptic) January 26, 2021
The most vulnerable kids in society are falling off a cliff. Teens are committing suicide. These people will never recover from long term school closures. Nice dancing though.
— Riley Brewer (@rileybroor) January 26, 2021
Do Walmart employees have a video out too?
— Jean Maree (@JeanMaree_ND) January 26, 2021
That's what your student loans were for? Yikes!
— No more weeks! (@_elvaldez) January 26, 2021
This makes the most compelling argument yet…that they should all be fired.
— Dr. Joe PhD. DDS. EdD. MBA. NBA. NFL. Esq. (@JoeFromJerzee) January 26, 2021
This made me cringe and laugh so hard my face hurts. Actually yeah y’all don’t need to come back we’re good.
— Andrew Sipes (@asipes84) January 26, 2021
This video might be the thing that makes me take my kids out of public school.
— Michele (@Michelm0808) January 26, 2021
It's so admirable how teachers haven't made this all about themselves, but instead have focused on the impact this nearly year-long isolation has had on the children. Such selfless, lovely angels of education.
— Rachel 🇺🇸🇦🇲☦️ (@RaychelTania) January 26, 2021
The lyric "I will survive without you" is perfect because yes the teachers will survive without the students because they still get paid, meanwhile students will not survive without the teachers. But I guess that's perfect given the teachers are the ones refusing to go to school.
— lms.2392 (@Lauren_M_2392) January 26, 2021
Holy shit https://t.co/RGfvPf96C0
— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 26, 2021
That’s some USDA Grade A cringe.
— Matt (@BullMoose75) January 26, 2021
I’ve seen better dancing in a YMCA Zumba class.
— 1982VintageNut (@1982VintageNut) January 26, 2021
"I wasn't really on the teachers' side, but then I saw the interpretive dance. Go teachers!"
–No one, ever
— Bryan O'Nolan (@BryanONolan) January 26, 2021
The people who work at your local grocery have a greater risk of exposure than any of these people. They show up, do their job & have no expectations of being treated as some kind of messianic figures demanding our everlasting thanks. Bonus: They’ve never stopped working!
— A #1, Emperor of the North Pole (@railboss) January 26, 2021
I truly feel bad for the kids stuck in that school system…..
— E.C. (@ec1873) January 26, 2021
Strongest unions in the world. Half these psychos should not be around kids.
— Curtis Gibson (@GibsonCurtis) January 26, 2021
— reaction.gif (@TheReactionGif) January 26, 2021
Now do grocery workers, health care workers, police…and so on. Beyond ridiculous, all the way to nauseating.
— Susie Flower (@SusieFlower) January 26, 2021
Wtf am I watching?
— Tracey (@miamiredpill) January 26, 2021
The destruction of Western Civilization
— Keith Maniac, from Guatemala (@CutItOutPutin) January 26, 2021
We don’t think these brave dance instructors are changing any hearts and minds with this video.
Chicago Teachers Union members vote to teach from home rather than return to the classroom on Monday https://t.co/F3ZFApqz3S
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 24, 2021