audio: we know that almost 50% of our students in D C do not have some tutors or intimate accent. And of course, the concerns that have been raised multiple times by teachers who were contacting us daily about students that are not able to access the lessons that are being delivered via distance learning.
That’s Liz Davis, president of the Washington Teacher’s Union. They’re launching a new program for DC students called “Learning Doesn’t Stop - Lessons on TV” tomorrow morning:
(audio) “So we contacted them. Have the local news stations to see if they would be interested in running lessons on there are new stations daily, mainly because many of our students have televisions, but not computers. So we know that at least this will be one way of getting from instruction to students, engaging them throughout this period when they are out of school. And, um, I was amazed and, uh, two of the TV stations proct five and WSA agreed to do so. We are so excited about it because you know this, you know, drop off happens when students are out of school for longer. so we're, we're doing this to ensure that every child would have access to learning opportunities and make sure that these kids, because of poverty, are not going to be left out, left behind simply because they do not have. you know, teachers are community heroes. It's a lot of work. But it's worth it because our teachers care about our students and, and they're going to do whatever they need to do to ensure that all of them will have access, not just the ones who have. We've got to use every possible avenue we can to ensure that every child would have access to learning. That's the bottom line.”
Liz Davis, president of the Washington Teacher’s Union, which is launching a new program for DC students called “Learning Doesn’t Stop - Lessons on TV” tomorrow morning.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1948, the “Battle of Wall Street” took place when police charged strikers lying down in front of stock exchange doors; 43 were arrested.
Today’s labor quote is by Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy at the Economic Policy Institute. Reacting to the jump in initial unemployment insurance claims from 282,000 two weeks ago to 3.3 million last week. Heidi Shierholz, who said:
"I have been a labor economist for a very long time and I have never seen anything like this."
EPI is estimating that by the summer, 14 million workers will lose their jobs due to the coronavirus shock, with significant losses in every state.
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