As Schools Reopen, Safety Dominates Conversation

The Washington Informer interviewed WTU's President Pogue Lyons on the soon-to-expire WTU contract, 17 school safety recommendations submitted to DCPS, and the WTU survey of 750 teachers on school violence. 

She told The Informer that DCPS' lack of response to the 17 safety recommendations underscored their lack of urgency about key issues affecting teachers.

She emphasized the importance of carefully reading the survey results which showed that 45% of teachers have considered leaving the profession. For her, solidifying the 2023-2027 contract has become "a matter of retaining a solid educator workforce in underserved communities." Read the full story here.

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