Since Columbine, every teacher knows that they may be expected to give their lives for their students by literally becoming bullet sponges. But no teacher should be expected to become a martyr for the parents ability to work during a pandemic.
If teachers are essential workers like police, paramedics, and firepeople, then teachers should be afforded the same respect and paid appropriately.
To the teachers I know – thank you for your service to your students and your communities.
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