US in tug-of-war with teachers over reopening schools

Los Angeles (AFP) – From lawsuits in San Francisco to threats of a remote learning “lockout” in Chicago, US officials are ramping up the pressure on teachers and their unions to reopen schools that have been closed for almost a year due to Covid. Education professionals are fighting back, insisting that the dangers of sending teachers — many elderly and at-risk — back to classrooms alongside hundreds of students is too great until vaccinations are completed. The row has escalated amid mounting frustration from parents forced to stay home some 11 months to look after children, and multiplying…

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