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12:00 AM, July 09, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:39 AM, July 09, 2020


My mother is a high school teacher. Ever since she, along with her family, has been under the lockdown at home, I've only seen her work. She begins her day making breakfast, takes multiple online classes administered by her school, does housework, goes back into hour-long meetings because the school is still trying to get used to this new technology… The day goes on. 

It hurt me when I saw the news going around social media about kids trespassing into online classes to create nuisance and embarrass teachers. How can they do this? How dare they do this? It might be easy for you not to wear your uniforms and do classes with breakfast at hand. But remember, the teachers too had to unlearn and learn so much just to give you knowledge, all the while worrying about their jobs, families, relatives, and lives.

The virus may not be around one day. However, in the fight to give you proper education that lasts beyond a lifetime, it is the teachers who are the frontline workers. Treat them with respect.

-- Kazi Akib Bin Asad, Sub-editor, SHOUT

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