May 8, 2020

Challenges facing educators during COVID-19 pandemic

A discussion with Tucson Education Association president Margaret Chaney.

Typically, this time of year schools are preparing to break for summer. Instead, the coronavirus led them to empty campuses in mid-March. The extended time away from class has created challenges for both educators and students. In Southern Arizona, the Tucson Education Association is vocal in its advocacy for public school teachers. President Margaret Chaney discussed some of the concerns that have emerged during the pandemic.

“Not everyone has computers. Not everyone has the technology. Not everyone has the internet. We act as though, as a society, that everyone has access,” Chaney said. “This whole epidemic has shown, in a way, the need to provide more funding for public education.”

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