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Commentary: Teachers Have Always Been Essential

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Pete and Anita Peterson

The Trump administration is now labeling teachers as essential workers. Some see it as a move to encourage school districts to open for in-person instruction for the fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson is a retired college professor, and his wife, Anita, is a retired elementary school teacher. Pete says – pandemic or not – teachers are always essential.