Op-Ed: Children Cannot Afford Teacher Walkouts
January 5, 2022
America’s schoolchildren have suffered terrible harm during the pandemic, and the damage has fallen heaviest on poor children from black and Latino communities. Data from across the country make that fact painfully clear. Tragically, it’s about to get worse. Chicago teachers’ decision to walk out on their students and refuse to return to the classroom Wednesday is a profoundly troubling abdication of duty that should be met with public outrage — and national opposition to its spread.