There is a sadness and anger in equal measure when 29-year-old American primary school teacher Ashley Newman speaks.
The Georgia educator with five years of experience had planned to spend her whole working life helping prepare young minds for the wider world.
But her world crashed when the school system insisted she return to the classroom and face-to-face teaching.
In a state where coronavirus has spiked, she had a big decision to make: Go back to school and risk infection, or resign to protect her and her family’s health.
She decided to quit rather than gamble with her husband and two-year-old’s wellbeing.