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Teachers Association Call for Texas Schools to Close for Rest of School Year

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas schools would remain closed for more than 5 million students through at least May, teachers say it's not long enough

Dallas ISD empty classroom
NBC 5 News

The Texas State Teachers Association on Wednesday demanded schools be closed for the rest of the school year, saying Gov. Greg Abbott's order to shutter them until May 4 isn't long enough.

At least seven states, including neighboring Oklahoma and New Mexico, have closed their school for the rest of the spring semester. Texas and the federal government have already waived this year's standardized testing requirements.

"Disease experts expect this pandemic to get worse, maybe much worse, in Texas before we see any relief,"said TSTA President Noel Candelaria said.

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