Behind the News

Are teachers’ unions irrationally blocking school reopening? And how has Cuba been handling the COVID epidemic?

Education journalist Jennifer Berkshire analyzes (overdone) claims that teachers’ unions are keeping kids out of school, and warns us about the ongoing war on public education at the state level. And economic and social historian Helen Yaffe looks at how Cuba has contained COVID-19, and at what’s behind their impressive treatment and vaccine work.

photo: Element5 Digital via Unsplash


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