Vaccinate teachers as quickly as possible
I do not understand the big discussion on when teachers should be vaccinated. My answer is now. ASAP. Why? Well, is education essential in this country? In my opinion, yes. We need an educated society. Who delivers education in this country? My answer is teachers/educators. Well, if education is essential and teachers deliver the education, then teachers are essential.
In order for our economy to get back on track the one way to do it is to open up schools safely. In order to open up schools safely, teachers must feel safe. Vaccinating teachers will help them feel safe. Virtual education is not working for a large portion of our student population. It is also widening an already wide achievement gap.
If teachers feel that they need to be vaccinated to open up schools safely then, like the Nike slogan, “Just do it.” Our teachers are essential. Our children need to be in school, especially PK-3 grades, which form the foundation of our children’s education. That foundation is crumbling. Please make teachers a priority. Vaccinate them now.
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