Safety protocols are not barriers to in-person learning — they are the way back.
The tools to emerge from this crisis only work if we use them.
Educators are preparing to be back in school in-person full time because they know it’s what students need. But some families still have reservations.
We might have had our last free and fair election.
The United States will not be fully back until we are fully back in school.
Our country built a robust middle class before, and we can do so again.
“I have developed a deep Jewish belief in social justice that has led me to a life of trade unionism,” writes Randi Weingarten.
Every person in America deserves a voice and representation in our democracy; these are essential for a vibrant society and for Americans to thrive. That is why voting is a sacred right in America, one that advocates have fought fiercely to expand, over the life of our republic, to Black Americans, women and others who have been left out. But in the last election, anti-democracy forces worked overtime to limit voting rights: purging eligible people from voter rolls, limiting who could vote by mail, reducing ballot drop-off locations, and closing polling places so that many voters had to wait in hours-long lines to cast ballots. This strategy was aggressive, coordinated and targeted—aimed at disenfranchising low-income, young and minority voters.
As a teacher, I especially value Rabin’s commitment to next generations. We carry a burden: what world will we leave to our children?
Educators and kids should not be bargaining chips.