October 27, 2021

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Chicago Teachers Union panned for music video using interpretive dance to demand ‘safe’ return to schools – Fox News

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The Chicago Teachers Union has raised eyebrows with a bizarre music video artistically expressing members’ refusal to return to schools during the coronavirus pandemic unless it is “safe.” 

Last weekend, thousands of Chicago educators voted against resuming in-person teaching as scheduled Monday, defying a district order for them to return to the classroom. 

On Saturday, the CTU shared a music video meant to drive its message of safety for its educators. 

“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 [Chicago Public Schools’] teacher return policy. They stand in solidarity with all educators at risk, because no one should have to choose between life and livelihood,” CTU tweeted. 

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The video, titled “The Moment We’re Safe,” shows five teachers dancing in their living rooms, some accompanied by dance partners, while another performs outside. 

“Make it make sense!” a narrator exclaims. “Safety is essential. Keep our students and teachers safe.”

“It’s our livelihood versus our lives … In this moment, be safe. Our children deserve to be safe. We want to feel safe … Safe return or no return,” the narrator continues.

The video has since gone viral and received plenty of mockery on Tuesday. 

“Dear God,” National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker reacted.

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“Is this a parody account?” Ricochet editor Bethany Mandel asked. 

“This whole video is about as comprehensible as the urban unions’ negotiating position,” Commentary associate editor Noah Rothman tweeted.

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