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Early Educators Deserve Hazard Pay

Posted 12/14/20

Last month, New York City closed its K-12 public-school system to protect teachers and staff as the pandemic reached new heights. The city, however, was less concerned with the safety of community-based early educators like me, who have continued to work in person. As essential workers in this pandemic, early educators deserve hazard pay immediately.

As has become clear, early educators at community-based organizations (CBOs) have helped sustain this city throughout the pandemic. Without us, nurses would be unable to tend to patients; delivery drivers would be unable to deliver food; first-responders would be unable to keep our city safe.

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