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New guidelines from the Department of Labor on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act say parents whose children have access to in-person learning are no longer eligible for paid leave.
Teachers are ‘scared they’re going to have to stand in front of kids and make promises they cannot keep,’ Biden surrogate Rep. Jahana Hayes told The 19th.
Educators want their safety to also be a priority in the return to school. But some are still being held to contracts that threaten fees or a suspension of their license if they quit.
The pandemic is exacerbating long-existing inequities in all areas of society across the city and the country, but perhaps nowhere more acutely than in education.