School districts in all 50 states are trying to determine what course of action they are going to take in the fall. While many towns want to do a mix of on-line and in person lessons, there is pressure from the Federal Government to open completely.
Every state is currently at a different place in their fight against COVID-19. Arizona is seeing a dangerous rise in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. A number of the state’s teachers are now calling on Governor Doug Ducey to postpone in-person learning until the virus is under control.
Ducey told reporters earlier this week, “I want you to know that Arizona will be opening for learning this school year.”
Teacher Stacey Brosius said of the matter, “We don’t want any children to get this from us, because as a teacher, I don’t want to go to any of their funerals.”
Arizona teachers call on governor to postpone in-person classes until at least October: 'Remote learning won't kill us but COVID can' https://t.co/CiPwU3oKwU
— Gale Turner Strong (@GaleTStrong) July 18, 2020
A large group of teachers are also planning on conducting an automobile strike around the capitol and the Governor’s house.
Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas remarked, “This is a core piece of what our educators come together for, which is to demand that schools are properly funded. Until we can see that, we are not ready to come back to schools.”
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