They signed up to educate children, not help to spread a virus.
Courtesy of Yahoo News:
An Arizona school district has reversed its reopening plans after nearly half its teachers refused to attend in-person classes in the fall.
The J.O. Combs Unified School District announced on Friday that it would no longer reopen for in-person classes on Monday, August 17. It also said it would cancel virtual classes until further notice.
“We have received an overwhelming response from staff indicating that they do not feel safe returning to classrooms with students,” Superintendent Gregory A. Wyman said in a statement addressed to parents. “In response, we have received a high volume of staff absences for Monday citing health and safety concerns.”
“Due to these insufficient staffing levels, schools will not be able to reopen on Monday as planned. This means that all classes, including virtual learning, will be canceled,” he added.
“At this time, we do not know the duration of these staff absences, and cannot yet confirm when in-person instruction may resume.”
Arizona is lucky to have teachers like this willing to risk their jobs to protect their health and the health of their students.
If teachers all over the country follow this example we might actually see our kids survive this pandemic.