Teachers rally in Fordham Plaza for a fully remote school year

Dozens of teachers gathered at Fordham Plaza Friday afternoon in front of the Department of Education’s Bronx office, rallying for a fully remote school year.

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2020, 10:34 PM

Updated 1,344 days ago

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Dozens of teachers gathered at Fordham Plaza Friday afternoon in front of the Department of Education’s Bronx office, rallying for a fully remote school year.
Although the Department of Education pushed back the start date for most schools, a blended learning model still exists.
Teachers say the DOE had all of summer to come up with a good plan, and they still don’t feel their best interest and safety is being put first.
They are also fighting to be fully funded. Teachers say they’re not adequately staffed and have not been for a long time, which is creating a divide at some schools between who gets to work from home and who is coming into school to teach.
Teachers also claim that many of their students still do not have the proper technology to get work done. They also say their schools are not properly equipped yet with cleaning supplies.
They are also demanding proper ventilation systems and say they have not received an outline of safety protocols.
Teachers also stated that there is no set mandatory testing and that it’s up to their discretion to get tested, which they say is putting themselves at risk every day.
News 12 reached out to the DOE and has not heard back yet. 


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