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Teachers union leader: We’re not going to risk kids’ or teachers’ lives


Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, tells TODAY that teachers “want to be in classrooms” this fall “if they have the proper safeguards.” But she warns that if schools get set to reopen without such safeguards, “we’re going to see a huge brain drain in the next few weeks” as people “retire early, quit, or take a leave at the very same time kids need these experienced teachers.”