Georgia is a “right to work” state, in which teachers can be fired or have their state license revoked if they strike or utilize collective bargaining. This leaves few legal options for teachers to challenge the state mandate to reopen without adequate preparation.
education, employment, covid-19, coronavirus
Economic Policy | Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
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The author would like to thank Megan Ray for edits on earlier drafts as well as numerous teachers from the state of Georgia willing to offer their input and concerns via social media.
McNeill Brown, Austin, "“Right to Work” and Life or Death for Georgia Teachers" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 27.
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