As Worcester Public...

As Worcester Public Schools weigh online-only versus hybrid education, teachers worry about health and equity

Full and original article posted on Mass Live

Chris Brennan, an English teacher at Worcester Technical High School, doesn’t want to rely on remote learning. It’s impersonal and difficult for the students, Brennan said. But, when thinking about his own health, remote learning may be the best option for the upcoming school year.

“I have type 1 diabetes, I have a heart condition, I have a vascular condition because of the heart issue. I kind of hit all of the risk factors for COVID being dangerous for me, so I personally would prefer if I had the option to do remote teaching,” Brennan said last week, as school districts across the state, including Worcester, struggle with how to structure the new academic year during the coronavirus pandemic.

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