Despite most of the nation's school systems moving toward reopening soon, there has been some push back of late, including Florida largest teachers union filing a lawsuit.
Earlier this week, the Florida Education Association is accusing the Governor and other state officials of violating the state's constitutional mandate to keep public schools 'safe and secure'. In legal paperwork filed in Miami, the union is asking the state court to halt the schools' reopening.
Florida is struggling with a recent surge in new cases, starting this week with 10,000+ per day, and teachers say they are fearful for their own health.
Some school systems in Texas have pushed their opening date from mid August to late August, and other school systems nationwide are straddling the fence as well.
Locally, the Jackson TN NAACP has announced their opposition to the current August 24th start date, stating:
“Tennessee has been identified as one of the states on the rise with COVID-19. Because of the recent local increase of infections and deaths, our students, teachers, staff and their families would be at risk. We encourage school administration, elected leaders and health department officials, to rethink their position of returning to schools and instead prepare teachers, parents and students for virtual on-line learning until this virus is under control. Saving lives should be our number one goal.”
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