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Teachers Are on a Tightrope With No Safety Net

Emily James Independent Media Institute
Schools are making the hybrid learning plan work as best they can, but our teachers are likely not okay. They are getting the work done—but their physical, emotional, and mental health may be suffering in the process.

Students And COVID-19: We Are Struggling, Here’s The Help We Need

Lesly Ayala UCLA Labor Center
someone using laptop computer A recent survey on workers and learners in Los Angeles County by the UCLA Labor Center found that “52% have been laid off, terminated, or furloughed from their jobs due to the pandemic.” It is very hard to study with many insecurities in your life.

Racialized Austerity: The Case of CUNY

Michael Fabricant & Steve Brier Gotham Gazette
Austerity policy-making over the past 50 years has been racialized, withering services in public agencies ranging from K-12 schooling to hospitals to higher education. Matters of race must be made more visible, placed at the center of policy-making.

The 'Great' Reopening: Setting America’s Schools Up to Fail

Belle Chesler Tom Dispatch
I expect to watch with terror as many of our nation’s schools, woefully unprepared, open in the midst of a pandemic. Exhausted and heartbroken, I will worry nonstop about the students and teachers walking through those doors.

Arab Workers And The Struggle For Democracy

Joel Beinin Jacobin
Since 2011, Arab labor organizations and left parties have been central to movements for democracy and social justice in the Middle East. Frequently overlooked in Western media coverage...they’ve carried on this fight against tremendous odds.
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