About half the nation’s schools are not fully open despite rising vaccination levels, and teachers’ unions are getting much of the blame. Randi Weingarten hopes to carve a path forward.
The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.
After serving as United Nations ambassador and national security adviser in the Obama administration, she has unexpectedly ended up helping oversee domestic policy in the Biden White House.
In cities and suburbs where schools remain closed, teachers unions are often saying: not yet. Can Randi Weingarten change that?
The slow vaccine rollout, and local fights between districts and unions, could make it hard for the president to fulfill his promise.
The mayor so many love to hate is doing more than most to get kids back in class.
New York City became the highest-profile example when Mayor de Blasio said elementary schools would reopen starting Dec. 7.
Unions are threatening to strike if classrooms reopen, but are also pushing to limit live remote teaching. Their demands will shape pandemic education.
The president might sabotage parents’ best hopes for getting their kids back to school.
Educators say they want to teach from home during the pandemic, but are fighting to limit work hours and counter demands that they consider unreasonable.