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Each week, The Ethics Centre's executive director Dr Simon Longstaff will be answering your ethics questions. This week: can teachers cite a conscientious objection to returning to the classroom?

In recent weeks, there has been a particularly intense debate about whether or not students should return to the classroom. Much of that debate has focused on the interests of the children and their families.

However, there is a third stakeholder group -- the nation’s teachers -- who need to be considered.