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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:58 PM

What Teachers Know


As the global pandemic rages on, many Americans are being confronted by an unpleasant truth about the United States: Our country has no social safety net for its most vulnerable, making public schools critical in keeping U.S. children physically, mentally and emotionally safe. Consequently, an increasing number of Americans are now demanding that schools reopen — despite an explosion of new coronavirus cases and daily death tolls of nearly 3,000.

Many teachers do not support re-opening: Not surprisingly, they don’t want to die or to have to set up GoFundMe accounts to pay for their COVID-19-related medical bills. Teachers are well aware of the importance of their role in protecting their students from the brutality of an indifferent society. They are also witnesses to years of our country’s failure to help these same children.


What Teachers Know

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Response to Reader Rabbit (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:36 PM

1. I demand that those that demand schools open,

go in and teach some classes. Other wise STFU.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:52 PM

2. Ha! They wouldn't last one day.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:24 PM

4. I think that's why they're demanding that schools re-open.

They can't stand dealing with their own kids at home!

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Response to Reader Rabbit (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:11 PM

3. A lot of teachers chose to retire early

when the local school district gave the teachers this option a few months ago. This is the district where I taught and was sick 90% of the time thanks to constantly sick 6 year olds. Unless new ventilation is installed in all schools as well as doors and windows that can open the schools won't be safe for the teachers.

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