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Guard Teacher, Student DNA

Posted 10/16/20

To the Editor: Throughout the history of education, the commercialization and extraction of value from public schools for private gain has been an issue progressives have struggled to resist. Today we face yet another challenge of private entities trying to extract value from public education, but this time that extraction is of student and teacher DNA.

This October the Department of Education has begun mandatory in-school COVID testing for students and teachers. While the city and union believe such testing is going to keep our schools safe, it appears everyone involved in negotiating this deal has forgotten to keep student and teacher DNA safe.

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