DC teachers’ union refuses to sign agreement reopening schools

By: | November 19, 2020

The Washington Teachers’ Union has refused to sign a tentative agreement with D.C. Public Schools to reopen classrooms for in-person instruction. In a statement, the union said school officials haven’t been transparent about reopening plans.

” … Given the lack of clear public health guidelines and the lack of engagement with administrators and teachers around reopening plans, the WTU has determined it is not in the best interest of our students, teachers and all school-based employees to sign the MOA at this time,” union President Elizabeth Davis said in a release.

The union had tentatively agreed to the deal last week — it would have allowed teachers to opt out of in-person teaching through January.

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