Teddy Ostrow is a journalist from Brooklyn. He was the host of The Upsurge podcast, and his work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, In These Times, and elsewhere.
Long-term subs stay with the same classes and can serve like full-time teachers. New York City schools misclassify them — so their pay doesn’t reflect that.
The state established Covid leave to compensate employees who fell ill during the pandemic. One group of essential workers has been unable to claim it.