Educators rally for safe learning conditions

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Educators at the #OnlyWhenItsSafe State House rally held six-foot lengths of paper chain or caution tape to signify the distancing that would be needed for a safe return to school.
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Students, staff and faculty members rallied on public campuses across the state, drawing attention to the devastating loss of personnel and programs.

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Several hundred educators gathered outside the State House chanting and cheering for a safe return to learning. “Stand up! Fight Back!” was one of the rallying cries as members of the MTA, AFT Massachusetts and the Boston Teachers Union — along with supporters from other unions and community allies — demanded that the governor require all school districts to open remotely until health and safety measures are met.

“Our members are longing to get back to in-person teaching and learning, and students are longing to see their educators and friends in person,” said MTA President Merrie Najimy. “But our greatest obligation as educators is to protect the health and safety of our students as we educate them. Our greatest obligation as a union is to keep our educators out of imminent danger.

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