“We are glad that Governor Baker has heeded the calls from educators, health care workers, parents, and municipal leaders by recognizing that a return to school in May is not feasible and that learning should continue remotely for the remainder of the academic year.
We hope that he will also begin to heed the calls from similar groups to begin more intentionally addressing the statewide racial and economic disparities that this pandemic is exacerbating and revealing across the Commonwealth, both with regard to health and education.
Our communities are all connected, and continuing with remote learning statewide is the right approach to save lives and to support front-line caregivers while keeping our students, families and educators safe during this public health crisis.
We have worked collaboratively with Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston to establish protocols for remote learning that will help to set the best framework possible for the weeks ahead in providing both structure and flexibility to our number one professional priority — our students.”
— Jessica Tang, President, Boston Teachers Union