To a devoted Puerto Rican second grade teacher in Florida's hard-hit Orange County, this news comes as no surprise.
"We are seeing classrooms with 25 students, 20 students, with not six feet of social distancing," said Ana Fusco, Broward Teachers Union president.
Nearly 300,000 Spanish-speaking students in Florida will have to take a test in person at a time when COVID cases are on the rise.
The president of the federation said schools are not ready to open because of the high COVID-19 positivity rate and the over 100 school buildings in disrepair after last year's earthquakes.
When appointed, Dr. Miguel Cardona would be the second Latino to serve as US Secretary of Education.
Teaching at a community college shows how underserved many low-income students are, but it also reveals what is possible and the extraordinary, yet unfulfilled gifts of our people.
“Little has been done that actually addresses this as a systemic issue that is discriminatory and hurtful to entire populations of youth.”
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