Pandemic is taking an emotional toll on educators

Although data may be lacking in documenting teachers’ anxiety and depression in recent months, writes Shefali Luthra of The 19th, many have said “their psychological well-being is suffering in ways they’ve hardly ever experienced” due to the pandemic.

“I saw that kind of level of strain and stress because of natural disasters creating havoc,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten in Luthra’s story, published by USA Today. “I saw it after 9/11 in New York City. You see it after crises. The only time we’ve seen it on a sustained level like this is obviously when you had a war.”

Read Luthra’s full story here.