Podcast: COVID-19 and America’s teacher crisis

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Teacher Andrew Van Herik protests outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters July 22.

The vast majority of Americans believe teachers don’t receive the respect—or pay—they deserve, but that won’t stop the U.S. from forcing educators to work in potential COVID-19 hotspots with barebones safety protocols. Labor exploitation is anything but a new concept, and on this episode of the “Bigger Picture,” I discuss how our treatment of teachers exemplifies systemic flaws in the economy.

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