Broward County, more than 70 teachers have quit or retired as part of the Broward Teachers Union speaking out against what they say is a relaxation of social distancing measures in public schools.
34 teachers are leaving from elementary schools, 17 from high schools, 12 from middle schools and 9 others from mixed-grade schools. Gator Run Elementary in Weston has four teachers either retiring or resigning.
Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco said educators fear returning to physical classrooms.
“We’re not just gonna sit here and continue to be stifled when we’re just looking for the safety and security of all,” Fusco said at a news conference.
37% of the district’s students are now back in the physical classroom.
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