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Mar 21 2021
New York City families have become unwilling homeschoolers in the last year as the pandemic shutdowns stretch on and on. Credit mayoral candidate Andrew Yang for calling out the teachers unions for depriving children of opportunities to learn in-person.
“I will confess to being a parent that has been frustrated by how slow our schools have been to open, and I do believe that the UFT hasWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Feb 24 2021
President Biden last week said teachers should be prioritized for coronavirus vaccinations as part of a push to reopen the nation’s schools for in-person instruction. His comments, which were echoed by Vice President Kamala Harris, would seem to run counter to a statement made by the director of the CDC earlier this month when she said “vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for theYahoo! The 360
May 02 2021
Newly-released documents suggest that one of the country’s most powerful teachers’ unions shaped Biden administration policies on the reopening of schools, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to “follow the science” on pandemic policy.
The documents, obtained by the conservative group Americans for Public Trust through a Freedom of Information Act request, were reported Saturday by theBreitbart News
Mar 01 2021
The head of a northern California teachers union was videotaped dropping his daughter off for in-person learning at a private preschool, after leading an effort to keep the local public school district closed.
Berkeley Federation of Teachers president Matt Meyer was recorded bringing his two-year-old daughter to the preschool by a group of parents calling themselves Guerilla Momz. MeyerNational Review
Feb 18 2021
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said President Biden's goal to open the majority of K-8 schools by April 30 falls way short of what school children need, and the Republican Whip urged Biden to choose science over teacher unions.
Scalise, fresh off a call with concerned parents who want their schools reopened, said Biden's goal should be 100% of schools opened within his first 100 days.Fox News (Online News)
Feb 21 2021
Teachers union head 'debunks' rumor that it doesn't want reopening, dodges on whether kids back this year
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said on Sunday that she needed to "debunk" the myth that teachers unions don’t want to reopen schools and took a swipe at California Gov. Gavin Newsom for failing to prioritize vaccines in Los Angeles -- but dodged on to whether students would be able to fully resume in-person instruction this school year.
"I do wantFox News (Online News)
Jan 25 2021
Marta Mac Ban is not a revolutionary. Ashley Ekpo is not disgruntled. And Brooke Hunt does not consider herself better than others. All three women just want the best education possible for their children.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, that has meant taking matters into their own hands. Rather than settling for public school solutions that put students in front of laptops all day, theReason
Jan 15 2022
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot deserves credit for standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union. But the fact that so many Chicago teachers were willing to abandon their students in the first place is disgraceful. The next time they walk off the job in violation of the law, she shouldn’t negotiate with them — she should fire them.
It is appalling that nearly three-quarters of ChicagoMarc A. Thiessen
Aug 02 2020
As the Wuhan virus pandemic persists and wild rhetoric along with it, teachers unions are threatening to strike if schools reopen, but they’re also pushing to limit online teaching. These unions have long incentivized all the wrong things in education, but demanding teachers be paid to do virtually nothing is a new low. As a New York Times headline announced this week, teachers are “Wary ofThe Federalist
Jul 28 2020
Teachers Unions Want Wealth Taxes, Charter School Bans, and Medicare-for-all Before Schools Can Reopen
As school districts across the country grapple with the question of how to safely and effectively educate students amid a pandemic, teachers unions are making increasingly ridiculous demands, some of which have nothing to do with the health or safety of students, teachers, or administrators.
Take the group United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). That union represents more than 35,000Reason