Third grade teacher Erin Washington has weathered hurricanes before. But on top of the ongoing coronavirus crisis over the past months, she said, this one is hard to bear.
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But teachers who had supportive school leadership were the least likely to experience a dip in their sense of success.
For many teachers who are pregnant, school building reopenings have been a source of anxiety.
The possibility of a strike in New York City's schools grew more distinct this week. Unions are pressing their cases in other districts, too.
Many educators say that the priority should be ensuring student well-being and equity over compliance.
Becky Pringle, the next president of the National Education Association, said she would support teachers in "whatever actions they need to take" to protect the health of students and staff.
A coalition of teachers' unions and progressive groups organized a "National Day of Resistance" to fight against school building reopenings.