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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.

Global Left Midweek - World Teachers’ Day

Portside
Teachers in the vanguard worldwide * Where is the Chinese economy going? * Jayati Ghosh on post-pandemic New Deals * News and analysis from four continents

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.

Tidbits - July 23, 2020 - Reader Comments: Portland - Trump's Militia and the Moms; Teachers Prepare to Resist School Openings; Strike for Black Lives; Unions and Racial Justice; Cuban Medical Internationalism; Resources; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: Portland - Trump's Militia and the Moms; Teachers Prepare to Resist School Openings; Strike for Black Lives; Unions and Racial Justice; Cuban Medical Internationalism fact sheet; Resources; Announcements; and more....

Global Left Midweek - July 22, 2020

Portside
A special comment on China, Hong Kong and the threat of war; protests in Thailand; the condition of healthcare workers worldwide, and more

Tidbits - July 16, 2020 - Reader Comments: Protests Work, #BLM, Standing Rock, Teachers Respond to School Reopening; Pulling Down Statutes; Labor and Black Lives; NLRB Attack on Worker Protections; Pentagon Budget; BDS; Concert for Cuba this weekend; more

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Reader Comments: Protests Work, #BlackLivesMatter, Standing Rock, Teachers Response to School Reopening; Pulling Down Statutes; Labor and Black Lives; NLRB Attack on Worker Protections; Cut Pentagon Budget; BDS; Concert for Cuba this weekend; more..
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