I Teach in New York City’s Public School System, and I’m Afraid

A teaching artist’s dilemma with NYC’s decision to keep schools open

Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli on Unsplash

Update: Mayor de Blasio has ordered all NYC schools to close indefinitely starting Monday, March 16.

I am a teaching artist, which means I facilitate short-term art projects in schools. I love my job. I constantly get to meet amazing kids and champion educators…