We can and should reopen the school in the fall for face-to-face teaching, learning and support.Said the chairman of the teachers’ federation and keep it open
new York- The president of the American Federation of Teachers today called for full in-person classes in the fall, and pointed out that the alliance “approves” of students returning to the classroom.
In a prepared speech obtained by the Associated Press, Randy Weingarten said that the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines and the new injection of federal education funds have removed many obstacles preventing schools from reopening.
Wengerden said in a statement: “The conditions have changed.” “We can and should reopen the school in the fall for face-to-face teaching, learning and support. And keep it open. Search is completely safe five days a week.”
If the local union heeds his call, this will be regarded as an important step in reopening the school, as the teachers’ union has been delayed because it requires the union to take various safety measures, which is blamed on this. If the ventilation system is not updated, the coronavirus test is not performed, and all teachers are not vaccinated, faculty and staff in certain areas will refuse to return to the classroom.
Weingarten added that vaccines have always been a decisive factor in his vision to reopen in the fall. In March of this year, US President Joe Biden ordered the state governments to give priority to vaccination. According to the federal health department, by the end of the month, 80% of school staff had received the first dose of vaccine.
Weingarten wrote: “People’s fear of carrying the vaccine decreases when they receive the vaccine.” Opinion polls by union leaders show that 89% of the 1.7 million members have accepted or fully accepted the coronavirus. Vaccination against the virus, the union leader emphasized in a statement.
Nevertheless, Weingarten does not recommend a quick return to the kind of school system students knew before the pandemic. He wrote that schools should maintain requirements for masks, social distancing, contact tracing, and other measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).