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Dr. Nicole Saphier: Teachers Need To Go Back To Work

“I am a big supporter of getting kids back to in-person schooling, especially those younger kids, kindergarten through third grade. It is so vital to them that they actually are around other children. I think that the long term consequences will be significantly more severe than of COVID itself if we don’t get them back, so they’re my priority. … I want to see my children back in school. I actually want them back in school not wearing masks.  I do think there are smart ways that the schools are able to do it. …teachers are essential workers. They are tasked with caring for our children and their development and they need to get back to work.”

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