"It's just simply not safe for us to return into our buildings and classrooms right now."
Teachers are suing the governor, who is mandating in-person schooling as the pandemic tears through the state.
“Children cannot focus on schoolwork if their family members or teachers are in the hospital or dying,” said one kindergarten teacher.
“This is a place where many people believe the virus is a hoax or overblown. I have been told I’m weak and not a good Christian, that if I covered myself and my students in prayer, I would be fine.”
Many states are barrelling ahead to open classrooms without clear safety precautions in place. "First, they expect us to take a bullet for kids when there’s an active shooter, and now this," one educator told VICE.
Teachers and Democratic lawmakers are calling the education secretary's insistence and lack of a plan "dangerous" "malfeasance." Even some Republicans are pushing back.
Fighting climate change means focusing on vital work often done by women of color.
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"They end up not coming to school because they fall through the cracks."
American public schools are looking to the Philippines to address a shortage of teachers around the country.
Joe Biden just became the latest candidate to unveil a plan on teacher pay.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled in $18.2 million in just 41 days.