LA teachers union calls school reopening plan ‘a recipe for propagating structural racism’

A Los Angeles teachers union warns California‘s school reopening plan is “a recipe for propagating structural racism.”

United Teachers of Los Angeles lashed out on Monday at the effort by Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s administration to incentivize schools to reopen their doors with studies showing a low COVID-19 transmission risk in reopening schools, particularly for lower grades, and others showing the adverse consequences students face via virtual learning.

“If you condition funding on the reopening of schools, that money will only go to white and wealthier and healthier school communities that do not have the transmission rates that low-income Black
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