Infection rates of the Coronavirus around Yankeedom have increased four-fold since June. In spite of this, capitalists insist on students returning to school? Why?
Among other reasons, primary schools are child-care centers for the working class. If children stay home, it will be difficult for many workers to go to work. Teachers are in a very powerful position to call a strike, but in doing so they are likely to be unsupported by union leadership which is tied to the Democratic Party. A national teachers strike must include related issues such as expanded unemployment and the cancellation of rent.