See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Without paid family leave, teachers stockpile sick days and aim for summer babies

Posted on AllSides June 26th, 2023
From The Left
Beth Wallis/KOSU

Karli Myers had her son, Luke, in November, while working as a high school English teacher outside Tulsa, Okla. Her district didn't offer parental leave, so she used sick leave to get more than two months at home with Luke – sick leave she spent years collecting, with a baby in mind.

"So we accrue 10 sick days a year, so I essentially never took a sick day in seven years of teaching to be able to account for all of this," Myers said.

According to a survey by the National Council on...

Read full story

AllSides Picks

https://www.npr.org/2023/06/26/1183570525/paid-family-leave-teachers-summer-babies

More News about Education from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right