School Reopening Plans with MTA President Merrie Najimy

If you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering what’s happening in September. With schools shuttered since mid-March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will students return to classrooms this fall? 

The Massachusetts Department of Education published recommendations for reopening that include a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning. Three teachers’ unions in the state have also put forth their plan outlining what needs to happen for schools to open.  

Merrie Najimy, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), explains the MTA’s position on reopening schools.