Teachers start getting their first round of vaccination shots today, March 8 2021. The Biden Administration is aggressively working to ensure that all teachers get a vaccine shot. Teachers across the country have been living in fear about going back to the classroom. Teachers are worried that, in person learning, could prove to be problem without a vaccine shot.
Throughout 2020, Teachers were protesting and picketing, over being forced to go into the classroom to teach. Not to mention, the large body of educators across the country, felt their lives were being threatened with in person learning. As the months progressed, schools closed and online learning took precedence. During the Trump administration, educators worried that their lives and loved ones would be lost. Many of them were correct, because we lost a number of teachers in 2020, due to the virus.
Fast forward to the Biden Administration, they have been working aggressively to get Teachers their shot. Joe Biden recently said his challenge to all states, territories and the District of Columbia is this –
“we want every educator, school staff member, child care worker to receive at least one shot by the end of the month of March.” – Joe Biden
Schools will be looking to reopen as a result of teachers getting vaccinated. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has put together a list of things schools can do to reopen. Many teachers are eager to get their first vaccination. The shot according to some teachers will give them the confidence they need to teach in the classroom.
Here in the state of Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp has been dealing with prioritizing who gets their shot first. Many front line workers have been deemed more essential than teachers. And as a result, teachers have been very upset that they were not in the first batch of vaccinations. Georgia Teachers are ready to get back to in person learning, because virtual learning has been a challenge for most students.
The transition from in person to online has been tough for most students. Teachers all across america are ready to go back to the classroom to serve their students needs.