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Atlanta teachers rally against reopening APS schools

The Atlanta Association of Educators met at the Atlanta School Board off Trinity Avenue on Saturday at Noon.

ATLANTA — Teachers in Atlanta gathered on Saturday to rally against Atlanta Public Schools reopening. 

The Atlanta Association of Educators met at the Atlanta School Board headquarters off Trinity Avenue on Saturday at noon. 

According to a press release, many teachers expressed concerns after hundreds of APS employees found out the district planned to continue in-person learning. The teachers said there were many discrepancies in the given rationale. 

“The general sentiment was "make it make sense" as it related to the rationale provided to everyone about returning to in-person learning,” the release stated. 

Back in October, face-to-face learning was suspended when cases were relatively lower to what they are now. 

The press release noted that in October the case count was approximately 150 cases per 100,000 compared to Jan. 13 800 per 100,000. 

On Jan. 15, a record number of deaths were reported in Georgia. 

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS BREAKDOWN: Record day for COVID-19 deaths reported in Georgia

Credit: GA DPH
Here's a look at new COVID-19 deaths reported in Georgia as of Jan. 15, 2021.