The Pandemic and Public School Education

WTU President Elizabeth Davis talks about the challenges of reopening schools in DC during the pandemic.

The emotional debate about reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic has quieted little since the beginning of the new school year.  Fairfax County Public Schools cancelled a return of students to class just yesterday.  Tomorrow in DC the C.A.R.E classrooms will open in the elementary schools. Just over 400 students have signed up for the 600 slots.  Student will socially distance in class for virtual learning.  An adult monitor will be there but teachers will teach remotely. We’re talking to Elizabeth Davis, President of The Washington Teachers’ Union about teaching during the pandemic and where she thinks will go from here.

Eizabeth Davis, President, Washington Teachers’ Union, AFT Local #6