Many teachers are also concerned about reopening plans but are afraid to speak out because of threats of retaliation, said Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers.
“We do have many teachers who are concerned, especially teachers who have families of their own,” she said. “The majority of teachers won’t say anything. We’re glad there are some teachers that are speaking out.
“Children can be asymptomatic, but it can spread through children,” she said. “What would be the problem with shutting down for several months, period, so that we can get a grip on COVID-19?”