School Districts: Reopen for In-Person Learning?
Should school districts be opened across America for in-person learning? It’s February 2021, and Americans are divided. My guest today is Stephanie Edmonds. She’s a public school teacher in New York City and co-founder of the #Teachers4OpenSchools movement, which advocates for safe in-person learning for all students and teachers. Not everyone feels the same; teachers from school districts across the nation are protesting returns back to the classroom. In this episode we discuss whether these protests have merit, who should be setting the return criteria, we evaluate virtual vs. in-person learning, and more. Whether you agree or disagree with today’s guest, I invite you to join with an open mind as we work to heal the division on whether to reopen school districts for in-person learning.