With their doors closed, their reopening dates in flux and their promised “distance learning” offerings in doubt, school administrators and teachers are pleading with the federal government for guidance to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s only February and we’ve already seen teachers in Los Angeles, Denver and West Virginia go on strike. Now, it’s Oakland’s turn. Teachers there have similar issues with pay, large class size, too few nurses and counselors and other support staff, and the spread of charter schools. Keith Brown, Oakland Education Association's president, talks about what is at stake.