OPINION

Davis: Story needed on teachers unable to teach because of health concerns

Posted 9/1/20

It is noticeable that your article on the Queen Creek schools reopening said nothing about the dozens of experienced certified teachers who had to leave the district because they had medical advice …

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OPINION

Davis: Story needed on teachers unable to teach because of health concerns

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It is noticeable that your article on the Queen Creek schools reopening said nothing about the dozens of experienced certified teachers who had to leave the district because they had medical advice not to participate in the hasty reopening of the school district's classrooms.

I saw online articles, and heard radio and TV reports on the subject, so the story should not have been hard for you to find.

Even if you don't care about teachers and their families, it should matter to you that the district has to quickly replace dozens of teachers at a time of year that experienced teachers have already already signed their contracts.

How many good teachers will want to come to a district that has been in the news for forcing at-risk teachers from their jobs?

I think you are due for a follow-up article on this issue. Our citizens should be aware when political decisions lead to unintended consequences.

Editor's note: Harry Davis is a resident of Queen Creek.

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