Florida’s Fourth Estate: Teachers react to schools reopening amid COVID-19

This week on Florida's Fourth Estate we get the teachers' perspective on opening schools during a pandemic.
This week on Florida's Fourth Estate we get the teachers' perspective on opening schools during a pandemic.

This week on Florida's Fourth Estate we get the teachers' perspective on opening schools during a pandemic.

Vanessa Skipper, vice president of the Brevard Federation of Teachers, tells us how their teachers union is reacting to the government’s mandate to open brick-and-mortar schools during the week.

Skipper talks about the issues of busing, cafeterias and teachers who are in the vulnerable population. Some states have given staggered schedules as an option to students and parents. Skipper says her teachers would prefer that option, but leaders are not listening.

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About the Author:

Emmy Award-winning anchor Matt Austin joined the News 6 team in June 2011 and has been the evening news co-anchor since December 2013.