While schools across the country work to figure out the best way to accommodate older teachers and concerns over COVID-19, they’re also weighing the importance of bringing kids back into the classroom.
“This will be something that plays out in different ways in different states, in different districts depending upon cases, depending upon the population that’s vulnerable within the schools,” she explained.
Aronian expects many teachers will retire due to health concerns and school budget cuts.
Schools will also have a completely different atmosphere and she expects some resistance to the new in-school health guidelines.
“Some people just, quite frankly, won’t submit to the criteria, whether they are faculty, whether they’re students and that would be under their parents purview,” she said.