Teacher Strikes and After School

Learning in Afterschool & Summer

The increase in our nations teacher strikes has a severe impact on the regular school day as well as after school programs. Although these strikes are meant to improve the quality of education and increase the wages for educators, this has caused a decrease in daily attendance from students and increased the number of students who are left unsupervised. These results have schools relying on their afterschool staff taking the role of supervision. This has raised several questions for after school policymakers and funders who are trying to solve the issue so both students and teachers are being considered in decision making.