The Post and Courier | February 12, 2021
In a pattern that's become all too familiar in South Carolina, teachers are once again taking a backseat, thanks to Gov. Henry McMaster. He made teachers his latest political punching bag when he announced that educators will have to wait even longer to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
What makes this move truly untenable is that McMaster also is demanding that teachers return to full-time, in-person instruction without allowing them access to a vaccine beforehand. As a father, I understand how important it is to get back to full-time, in-person learning. The current hybrid model in which classes are conducted both in-person and online essentially doubles the workload for teachers, without a commensurate increase in pay, and creates learning gaps that will take years to rectify, if ever.