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School Reopenings: Let’s Risk it All or Not At All

The speculation from politicians, colleagues, parents, and relatives about schools reopening is exhausting. No one with authority seems to have a plan and no procedures are standardized. I am sick of politicians like Florida's governor, Rick DeSantis, comparing going to Walmart and Home Depot for twenty minutes once a month to educating hundreds of children [...]

By |2020-07-15T15:43:02-04:00July 15th, 2020|Ask a Teacher, COVID-19|2 Comments

They Can’t Fire Us All: Illegal Striking in the Time of COVID-19

All it takes is opening up social media, turning on the news, or checking the headlines to see a parade of opinions about opening up schools in the fall. Unfortunately, the opinion getting the most attention is that teachers should sit down, shut up, and get back in the classroom regardless of the circumstances of [...]

Blame the Teachers: The White House is Delusional When it Comes to Reopening Schools

Yesterday, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and President Donald Trump took a bold stand against school closures. After conducting decision-making meetings that supposedly included educators, students, and parents from around the country, each leader made their announcement. Devos stressed the idea that schools needed to be “fully operational” in the fall. She did [...]