Prominent Teachers’ Union Says Remote Learning Is The Safest Option

Sean Crawford reports:

With just a few weeks to go before some schools are set to begin their fall semester, the Illinois Federation of Teachers issued a recommendation on Monday that called for students to begin the academic year learning remotely.  It is part of a larger union statement on the new school year.  

IFT President Dan Montgomery said the rising number of coronavirus cases is a a cause for concern.   

“That is the safest and best option.  It’s safest for the students and their faculties and it’s also the most practical,” he said. 

Montgomery said some schools may be able to maintain safety measures like social distancing.  “If that can happen, that’s a good thing,” said Montgomery.  “That is an extremely rare occurrence in our experience.”

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