Teachers Rally Against Compton Unified School Reopening Proposal

COMPTON (CBSLA) — Some teachers in the Compton Unified School District are protesting a proposal to reopen schools on October 5 for select students, including those with moderate to severe special needs and English Language Learners.

Opponents of the plan to bring back limited in-person learning say the district has not yet made safety plans clear to help prevent the transmission of coronavirus.

Members of the Compton Education Association (CEA) on Saturday drove by the homes of school board members with writings on their cars, highlighting their concerns about prematurely reopening schools.

Some pleas on their vehicles read “Can’t teach dead… protect kids and teachers,” “Masks are disposable, teachers aren’t,” among others.

“We have evidence of unsanitary conditions that are not healthy for the students to come back to,” said CEA President Agbo-ola Dada. “We want the community to know they’re going to be sending their kids into danger

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