# Chicago teachers union
The White House weighs in on Chicago schools: 'Long story short we want schools to be open'
Chicago Public Schools are on their second day of canceled classes as district officials fail to reach an agreement with the teacher's union. (CHICAGO) The White House has weighed in on the conflict between the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and district officials. The opinion of the White House: Schools can be open safely for in-person learning, and students should be in the classrooms.
After Tuesday night's remote vote, Chicago teachers were locked out of online classrooms Wednesday morning
(CHICAGO) Tuesday night, Chicago teachers voted to go remote. The next morning they couldn't log into their classrooms. On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) tweeted its teachers had found themselves unable to log into their virtual classrooms. This was after the Tuesday night vote where CTU members chose to work remotely until either January 18 or Chicago's positivity rate came down to below 10%.