Teachers Are Stressed, Burnt Out — Yet Hopeful As School Begins

Across the country, it looks like this time, last year. Schools — some days or weeks into the start of the new year — are forced to close temporarily over COVID outbreaks. In many cases, the closures are necessary because too many teachers and staff members are sick or quarantined.

Audie Cornish talks to three teachers about their fear, exhaustion, and hope at the start of a new school year.

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