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The Dominican Teachers Association (ADP) president, Eduardo Hidalgo, said on Thursday, 13 January 2022, that more than 10,000 public school teachers are infected with either Covid-19 or influenza. The union called for teachers not to return to classes until a “sincere” dialogue is held with the health and education authorities. A majority of public school teachers has adhered to the union call.

Private schools have resumed classes nationwide, not so public schools after the union boycott to the return to in-person learning. Most public schools were closed for most of 2020 and 2021 after Education Minister Roberto Furcal, a former high-ranking teacher union professional, had been against the return to in-person learning during the pandemic. The Ministry under Furcal has invested billions in remote learning programs. A recent survey showed that more than 80% of households do not...

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