Will the Teachers Take Control? | Dissent Magazine

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KI Executive Director, Joseph McCartin writes about the power of educators in confronting the urgent needs of communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. With no coordinated plan to mitigate the ongoing health and economic effects of the pandemic, could teachers be positioned to fight back?

“If we fail to develop a response to COVID-19 that protects children, essential workers, and vulnerable (especially black and brown) communities, we might see strikes that channel and fuse the passions of both #RedforEd and Black Lives Matter. No group [teachers] is better positioned to force Washington to finally develop a national plan to deal with this pandemic.”