2020-07-13 18:21:38 UTC
"Can we talk about how catastrophic sending kids back to school in Fall is going to be and how it will probably push America's body count into the million range or over by Christmas?"
From the thread:
"Florida teacher here. The issue has a few sides to it. Teachers know it’s going to be a disaster. We know it’s a mistake. However, in most states teachers do not have the right to protest and if the union doesn’t do anything then it doesn’t matter...While teachers have been considered little more than care givers for years, this year is really bad. No one is even pretending they care about educations anymore, just free childcare. States have said that teachers will die and that’s just going to have to happen. And, if all that wasn’t bad enough, now we’re being forced to sign waivers that if we get sick or die we can’t sue the school district, if you don’t sign you lose your job."
"Outside of that reddit thread and teacher-centric websites, I haven’t seen any discussions on the health and safety of teachers and other school staff. And the comments in that thread are correct, in most places teachers actually don’t have any power, teachers unions are bullshit or not existent, and teachers can lose everything if they try to fight. I know my union was a union in name only, the reality of it was that teachers had to bend over and take it on all but the least important of issues.
"It’s why I left, and it’s why others are leaving in droves. I predict that any teacher who can afford to leave will be gone by the time schools are forced open. There won’t be anybody left to babysit/teach these kids if all the teachers have quit or died."