Teacher Unions Selfishly Keep Schools Closed, Blaming Pandemic

There’s no question now that it’s safe to open back up after the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, many schools refuse to open completely. We know based on scientific evidence and the fact that practically all medical professionals and organizations agree that schools are not a place of significant COVID-19 spread. But the problem is that opening up would mean that teacher unions would have to say goodbye to their extra cash influx. And they don’t want to do that.

In addition, keeping schools closed for longer than necessary is also leading to a variety of other issues for children that go deeper than just not learning as effectively. Mental health and suicide rates are on the rise, as well as lack of social connectedness and physical health issues. All of this is because teacher unions refuse to let go of their extra money.

Here’s an excerpt from an article written by NILRR’s Stan Greer in CNS News:

Powerful teachers union bosses clearly saw shuttered schools as an opportunity to extract billions and billions of additional dollars from hard-pressed taxpayers for the unionized government schools that they largely control. The shakedown scheme by American Federation of Teachers union President Randi Weingarten, National Education Association union President Becky Pringle, and their cohorts succeeded to an extent they never could have imagined pre-COVID-19.


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