Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City, said at a press conference Wednesday that schools were not ready to reopen.

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City, said at a press conference Wednesday that schools were not ready to reopen.

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City, said at a press conference Wednesday that schools were not ready to reopen.

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City, addresses a news conference at UFT headquarters, in New York, Sunday, March 15, 2020. The New York City Council announced Sunday that it is suspending all hearings and meetings, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s still reluctant to shut down schools as other major U.S. cities have, despite pressure from teachers to do so. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)