Allison Webb, 44, a Spanish and French teacher at Sequoyah High School, packs her personal items and dismantles her classroom’s displays as she ends her decades-long teaching career. I feel betrayed,” she said. Webb resigned after the county school administrators failed to mandate protective masks for all students when in-person classes resume in August. “I can’t risk my health, and that of my family. Students and staff will get sick, it’s happened in other school districts,” she said. “The administration just seems not to care. We’re expendable, just cogs in the system,” she said. Webb resigned last week, and said there are more resignations coming. The county school system is the only one in metro Atlanta with in-person classes scheduled when school resumes. Surrounding counties have either all-virtual classes or a mix of e-learning and in-person classes, she said.

Allison Webb, 44, a Spanish and French teacher at Sequoyah High School, packs her personal items and dismantles her classroom’s displays as she ends her decades-long teaching career. I feel betrayed,” she said. Webb resigned after the county school administrators failed to mandate protective masks for all students when in-person classes resume in August. “I can’t risk my health, and that of my family. Students and staff will get sick, it’s happened in other school districts,” she said. “The administration just seems not to care. We’re expendable, just cogs in the system,” she said. Webb resigned last week, and said there are more resignations coming. The county school system is the only one in metro Atlanta with in-person classes scheduled when school resumes. Surrounding counties have either all-virtual classes or a mix of e-learning and in-person classes, she said.

Robin Rayne, documentary photojournalist

About Robin

Robin Rayne is an internationally-published magazine and newspaper photojournalist and documentary film producer, specializing in developmental disability issues, human rights and social justice concerns. 

Spanning a 35-year national magazine career, his work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, Paris Match and Der Spiegel, among dozens more. Robin’s stories and projects are syndicated globally by ZUMA Press photo agency. 

Robin and his wife Kyla live in Canton, Georgia

"I produce stories and films with a goal of reshaping the way society views those who are different -- and 'different' covers a wide spectrum of the human condition, including disability issues and the wide spectrum of gender. They are my 'why.' I focus on struggles and victories of those who are often shunned, misunderstood, ignored, rejected and devalued.