. >> day four of no classroom instruction and this is how president jesse sharkey summed up where the two sides stand -- >> the mayor is being relentless but relentlessly stupid. she's being relentlessly stubborn. >> reporter: the teachers union said these are the three areas of disagreement, remote instruction, covid testing and the metric of when to switch to remote learning. mayor lightfoot has remained out of the public eye since her "meet the press" interview sunday. >> what i won't do is allow the teachers union to politicize this surge or pandemic in general. people are nervous, they are scared, we get that. but the thing to do is to glean in to the facts and science. >> reporter: over the weekend governor pritzker offered the city 350,000 tests but there's no word the city will buy those shield saliva tests the governor arranged those are different than the current nasal test that cps uses. >> what we need is the support of our school nurses, who the union has not allowed to be activated to help on the frontlines with this fight. >> reporter: for the news, i'm mary ann ahern.
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