How Teachers Feel About Schools Reopening
As we’ve reported, the debate around reopening schools is becoming very fraught. On the one hand, parents need schools to reopen in order to continue working—especially those who must rely on schools for childcare. Expert groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics argue children need to be in school for the sake of learning as well as services like meals and mental health care. On the other hand, while children appear to be at a lower risk for severe Covid-19, they can still get the disease and spread it. This puts school staff and teachers at risk for infection. It also puts families at risk, too. Here are three stories looking at the issue from the educator perspective.
America’s Teachers Face an Impossible Choice
Two years ago, teachers walked out over pay and school funding. As the debate over reopening rages, some are preparing…
Will We Call Teachers “Heroes” on Facebook When COVID-19 Strikes?
Schools are opening; so what happens next?