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mystery-ak:
There's a Reason the Biden Administration and Teachers Unions Suddenly Want to Open Schools
By Joe Cunningham | May 18, 2021 10:00 AM ET

Teachers’ unions spent an incredible amount of energy lobbying to keep schools closed throughout the 2020-2021 school year. All rhetoric was devoted to making sure everyone knew teachers did not want to return to an unsafe environment in the midst of a pandemic. As a result, blue districts and blue states shut down schools, some of which are still closed as the school year ends.

This has had a major impact on the future of education in the United States. Many parents moved their children to private schools because public schools were shut down. Even more parents just began homeschooling. Public schools may be at their weakest, politically, in decades, and the teachers unions are to blame.

The science was pretty clear and consistent throughout the pandemic. The youngest students really can’t carry the virus load necessary to be contagious, if they get it at all. Hard surface transmission was virtually nonexistent. There were so many scary scenarios that were pushed, but few of them were actually backed by any existing science then or now. Yet, they fought as hard as possible to keep schools closed.

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Politico yesterday reported that, suddenly, the Biden administration and the unions were hard at work on a “Get Back To School!” campaign.


--- Quote ---    The Biden administration and teachers unions are mounting a campaign to return American children to classrooms five days a week.

    “Nothing should stand in the way of fully reopening our public schools this fall and keeping them open,” said Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president, in a speech last week. But she also emphasized that the full return won’t be as easy as reopening the school gates. Educators will have to address students’ emotional needs on top of their academic setbacks.

    — The prolonged isolation kids across the nation endured during the pandemic has exacerbated their need for social and emotional support. From April through October, the number of children ages 5 to 11 who were sent to a hospital emergency room due to a mental health crisis spiked by 24 percent compared to 2019, the CDC reported. For 12- to 17-year-olds, that was a 31 percent jump.

    — Teachers are also exhausted from trying to engage their students through a screen. And almost half of principals said pandemic working conditions were “accelerating their plans to leave the profession,” according to a poll from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
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mystery-ak:

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DefiantMassRINO:

If schools are closed, why do we need to keep all these teachers on the payroll?

GtHawk:

--- Quote from: DefiantMassRINO on May 18, 2021, 12:38:52 PM ---If schools are closed, why do we need to keep all these teachers on the payroll?

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I said that at the start, all they need was a few in each district to be available for student questions, everything else could have been handled with uniform programmed lessons and tests which could be graded without any input from live teachers. It just goes to prove you don't need live teachers to F'k up generations of children.

Please don't take my comments as a condemnation of all teachers, there are still those like the ones on this site that care about children and do their utmost to instill knowledge and, dare I say morals where and when they can.

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