Teachers Union Boss Accidentally Endorses School Choice While Rushing To Support Masking in Schools
The performative politics of mask mandates have produced some weird moments during the pandemic. Now, they've even managed to get a prominent teachers union boss to argue in favor of school choice.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, on Monday night tweeted out a story from the Detroit News about how parents are navigating the complexities of some school districts in Michigan mandating that children wear masks in the classroom while others don't. At the center of the story is a mother, Janine Fogg, who recently pulled her kids out of public schools in Brighton, Michigan, where masks are not mandated. Now, Fogg's two children attend private schools where masks are mandated for all students and staff.
Weingarten's take? "This parent chooses to drive her students to a school district that has a mask mandate. Masks save lives and limit the spread of COVID-19," she wrote.