For Teachers With Kids, Childcare Will Be a Nightmare If Their Kids’ Schools Are Closed

It becomes a bigger problem when neighboring school districts have different policies.
December 4, 2020
For Teachers With Kids, Childcare Will Be a Nightmare If Their Kids’ Schools Are Closed
Many teachers with their own children are concerned not just about childcare, but also logistics. For those whose kids attend school in a different district, the variations of which schools will reopen and those which will not, different days in school for those on blended schedules of in-person and virtual learning, and transportation have proven to be a nightmare. Across the U.S., the American Federation of Teachers lists 210 union members who have died. The list includes support staff and retirees as well as teachers. That means teachers with children in a different school district then theirs, some with different safety measures in place, are at even higher risk and stress levels trying to keep themselves, their students, and their own children safe. Some of the teachers who have been infected in this new school year caught the virus during their preparation days, when no children were in the building yet. That could mean some school districts are going to remain under virtual learning while others do not. For teachers with children on the opposite learning method of theirs, this is also an educational and developmental challenge. As Chalkbeat writes: "A sizable share of America’s teachers have young children. Most teachers are women, who often bear disproportionate caregiving responsibilities for children and other family members. And although many of the country’s large districts say they’re attempting to be flexible with teachers...few if any have policies that explicitly accommodate those juggling work and full-time caregiving."
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