Instead of waiting to be reactive, we must be prepared and ready to be the ones to push for a space of radical imagination and community.
Our goal as a union right now is to protect educators, students, parents and anyone connected to our schools from taking on additional financial hardship.
Voices of the Rank-and-File: Five reasons why I had a sobbing meltdown within 24 hours of school closing down, and five things that are making it better
It wasn’t my best moment. I wasn’t especially proud, as the one in my family who has always been the rock in times of crisis, that I was sitting on the edge of my bed crying, and I couldn’t really even articulate why.
Our sister Samantha Spencer at Sullivan HS with the latest edition of her school closing vlog talking about resiliency, gratitude and the little things that help us get by—like cats!
Reach out to someone you care about today.
If your administration appears to be requiring things that go above and beyond the district guidance (like an extremely specific number of assignments, hours or length, or requiring any grading during this period), courteously inquire by email whether a) it’s required, and b) what will happen if you are unable to comply?
Samantha Spencer, digital media teacher at Sullivan High School, has started a video blog to communicate with students and emotionally navigate this challenging time.
We’re committed to supporting members who are working on learning options for students until schools reopen.