Published July 13, 2020 by Tom Porter

Teaching in a Double Pandemic

There are two pandemics teachers must contend with as they try and do their jobs today, says Professor of Education Doris Santoro. There’s the COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s the pandemic of white supremacy, she explains, both of which “are affecting teachers in significant ways and both of which are interrelated.”

Santoro gave a virtual talk (see below) followed by a question-and-answer session on June 25, in an event hosted by the Department of Alumni Relations, discussing teacher burnout and education during a pandemic. She is a philosopher of education who conducts empirical research to study and theorize about the moral and ethical sources of teacher dissatisfaction and resistance.