In Post-COVID Election, Democrats Claim They Fought To Open Schools

Posted on AllSides September 26th, 2021
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In 2020, Americans’ lives were disrupted as teachers refused to work even as parents still had to go to their jobs. How would moms and dads manage to not get fired, while watching their kids all day and serving as de facto teachers?

In some Democrat-controlled states, politicians did not seem to care. National statistics show that whether a school district was closed for an extended period was correlated less with how severe coronavirus was there, than the political power of unions. Shortly before the pandemic, Virginia state legislators expanded the power...

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