Teachers and students across the country await the systemic changes in the education system this upcoming school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Many teachers fear for the safety and well-being of their students and themselves.
“I’m afraid for my life if we have to return to in-person teaching with the case rates this high,” said a local Houston special education teacher. This teacher is not alone - many educators across the country echo her concerns. With the latest announcements coming from entities like the Texas Education Agency, these fears have a potential to become reality.
We need schools to open. Education is the backbone of our country. However, the traditional brick-and-mortar style of education cannot continue in the midst of a surging global pandemic. We must push for temporary remote education opportunities that are accommodating to both teachers and students.
Sign the petition below to show support for safe education opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year.