Teachers aren’t used to self-advocating. With COVID, that has to change.
As back-to-school season starts this fall, it’s an uncertain time to be an educator — especially an educator in the high-risk category for COVID-19. According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 24 percent of educators — almost one in four — are at risk of a serious illness if they contract coronavirus. That’s roughly 1.5 million teachers. I am one of them.