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  • LA County's public health director says what we suspected about the lockdown

    09/12/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: the Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along. As 2019 ended, the Democrats knew that Trump was cruising to re-election. He'd kept his base because he kept his promises about the wall, trade deals, the military, abortion, and our Second Amendment rights. Best of all, he'd supercharged the economy with tax and regulation cuts. The surging economy enticed other Americans who had not voted for Trump in 2016...
  • Teachers Unions Push Families Out of Public Schools. Kids are beside the point when government officials and union leaders keep them waiting on labor negotiations that serve everybody but students and their families.

    09/07/2020 4:10:37 AM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | September 4, 2020 | J. D. Tuccille
    New York City residents still dependent on public schools received good-ish news this week. The teachers' union—which threatened to strike unless the city met its demands for COVID-19 precautions—finally came to an agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. Under the deal, union leaders get to say they protected their members' interests, while city officials get to claim that schools are safer than ever. And parents get to figure out what to do with their kids during unplanned days of idleness as the beginning of classes is pushed back a week and a half. "Under...
  • Teachers’ Union Won’t Go Back to School -- But Will Go to Sharpton’s 50,000 March

    09/03/2020 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    FPM ^ | 9/3/20 | Daniel Greenfield
    The American Federation of Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten claimed at the union's annual convention that teachers were so terrified of going back to school that they were "quitting in droves" and "making their wills". The AFT threatened that its members would go on strike if they were expected to go back to actually doing their jobs and teaching in a classroom. In New York City, the United Federation of Teachers, which is affiliated with the AFT, marched with cardboard coffins and fake body bags. Some union teachers wore skeleton t-shirts. A Halloween skeleton attached to a garbage bag held...
  • It’s union power, not safety issues, that’s determining which US schools reopen this fall

    09/03/2020 2:50:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 2, 2020 | Corey DeAngelis and Christos Makridis
    It’s back-to-school season, but millions of students won’t be going back to the classroom. Teachers are fighting tooth and nail to prevent reopening public schools for in-person learning — in the name of safety. Yet our just-released study suggests that these reopening decisions have more to do with influence from teachers’ unions than safety concerns. In New York City, the Department of Education’s proposal to offer families a hybrid of part-time in-person instruction and remote learning starting Sept. 10 met with fierce opposition. Teachers’ groups poured into the streets to protest the plan, including with props such as fake body...
  • A.G. Barr on 'Public Education:' 'That's a Racist System Maintained by the Democratic Party and the Teachers Union'

    08/23/2020 10:21:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 21, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    If you want to find "systemic racism" in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is "maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers' unions," said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps "inner-city kids in failing schools ... The racism in this country, look no further than our public education system... That's a racist system, maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers union... keeping inner-city kids in failing schools, instead of putting the resources in the hands of the parents to choose the schools to send their kids to. That's empowering kids......
  • Teachers' Unions Falling Out of Favor With Americans. Is It Any Wonder?

    08/20/2020 6:40:18 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 17, 2020 | Stacey Lennox
    ...All of this insanity is affecting how Americans view teachers’ unions. According to a new poll from Rasmussen, only 39% of Americans think it is a good idea that most teachers belong to public unions. That number is down from 45% a year ago. More than a third of respondents say it is a bad thing that so many teachers are in a union. The remainder either believe it has no impact or they aren’t sure...
  • School Reopenings Linked to Union Influence and Politics, Not Safety. New data suggest that school districts in states with stronger teachers unions are significantly less likely to reopen in person this fall.

    08/20/2020 4:40:56 PM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | August 19, 2020 | Corey A. Deangelis
    School closures have affected over 55 million K–12 students in the U.S. since March as the nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic. Although numerous private schools and day care centers have adjusted to the pandemic and reopened, many public school districts and teachers unions are fighting to remain closed in the name of safety. In fact, 85 percent of the country's 20 largest public school districts have already announced that they will not be reopening schools for any in-person instruction as the school year begins. Some have noted these reopening decisions often appear to be driven by politics rather than...
  • ‘Public Servants Show Up And Serve People’: De Blasio Insists on Reopening NYC Schools Despite Pushback from Teachers Union

    08/20/2020 1:08:05 PM PDT · by karpov · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | August 20, 2020 | Zachary Evans
    New York mayor Bill de Blasio insisted on Thursday that the city was prepared to reopen its public school district, one day after the city’s largest teachers union threatened to strike if its demands regarding the reopening were not met. Educators “know kids are suffering right now. They need support, they need what educators can give them, they need positive adult role models and counselors….They need that desperately,” de Blasio said at a press conference. “It cannot be done the same way remotely even slightly.” The mayor continued, “We may be talking about a whole school year we don’t have...
  • If Teachers Unions Really Cared About Kids, They’d Be Demanding Schools Open

    08/06/2020 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2020 | Paula Rinehart
    Politicizing public school instruction marks a disturbing new development that jeopardizes the welfare of kids. Our children need to go to school. Like many places around the country, this has been a hot, lonely summer for kids in North Carolina. The governor shut down playgrounds, pools, and camp, nearly every activity that means summer to a child. But, hey, school was just around the corner — or so we hoped.Even with the prospect of staggered entry and wearing masks, at least kids could look forward to a live teacher in a real classroom with actual books. No longer would they...
  • Teachers Unions Are Attempting Political Blackmail. It’s Time To Break Them Up

    08/05/2020 11:04:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    In an abject show of selfishness and political bias, teachers unions are trying to hold the country hostage over baseless COVID-19 fears. It’s not enough that public school teachers and the college professors who train them are increasingly prone to teaching leftist absurdities like “2+2=5” or presenting the mendacious 1619 Project as legitimate American history. Teachers unions are now trying to blackmail the entire country into meeting a set of leftist political demands for reopening the schools this fall, using COVID-19 as their excuse.Of course, the pandemic certainly presents challenges for re-opening schools, but other sectors of society have managed...
  • School-Opening Extortion: Teachers unions are using Covid-19 as a political weapon.

    08/04/2020 4:17:59 AM PDT · by karpov · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 3, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    For most Americans the coronavirus is a scourge. But teachers unions seem to think it’s also an opportunity—to squeeze more money from taxpayers and put their private and public charter school competition out of business. That’s the only way to read the extraordinary effort by national and local union leaders to keep their members from returning to the classroom. Last week Randi Weingarten, leader of the powerful American Federation of Teachers, declared support for “safety strikes” if local unions deem insufficient the steps their school districts are taking to mitigate Covid-19. And on Monday an alliance of teachers unions and...
  • Government Teachers’ Unions Unveil New COVID-19 Demand: Pay Us For Doing Nothing

    07/31/2020 9:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 31, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    The pandemic has left everyone with lots of give and take. In educating our children, however, don't let teachers' unions take from our children to give to themselves. 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 of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction...
  • The Virus May Strike Teachers Unions. What happens when they refuse to do their jobs and it turns out home-schoolers are better at it anyway?

    07/29/2020 5:24:29 PM PDT · by karpov · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2020 | David R. Henderson
    ... Public schools are dominant because they don’t need to compete for funds. Taxpayers are forced to finance them. If a family decides to take a child out of the local public school, thereby saving the school board the cost of educating that child, the family gets no tax break, no rebate. If a family finds a cheap private school that charges $8,000 in annual tuition, sending the child there makes economic sense only if the family values the private education by at least $8,000 more than they value the public education. That’s a high hurdle for most parents. But...
  • La La Land Congress Wants To Give Billions To Public Schools To Stay Closed

    07/22/2020 6:33:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 22, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    It’s an indictment of Republican leadership that President Trump, who like most businessmen knows nearly nothing about education, still has better political instincts on this. When schools shut down this spring, Congress sent them $31 billion — nearly half its annual schools outlay — for sanitation and online learning, even though students weren’t in schools to theoretically contaminate them and online learning barely happened for millions of children. The vast majority of this money has not even reached schools yet.Nevertheless, the Wall Street Journal reports that education special interests are demanding, through their Democrat representatives, nearly half a trillion in...
  • Teachers’ Unions Rebuff Trump Push to Reopen Schools

    07/10/2020 6:06:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2020 | Collin Anderson
    Teachers' unions across the United States are resisting a push from the Trump administration and House Republicans to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, instead opting for remote learning that experts say presents major risks to children. President Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut federal funding for schools that fail to reopen in the fall, echoing a recent bill proposed by Reps. Jim Banks (R., Ind.) and Tom Tiffany (R., Wisc.). Multiple states have followed suit—Florida announced Wednesday that it will require schools to hold in-person classes beginning in August, and Gov. Ralph Northam (D., Va.) in June unveiled a...
  • Cuomo's office: Not so fast to de Blasio's plans for NYC September schools reopening

    07/03/2020 8:28:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | 7/03/20 | Bart Jones
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city is preparing for an in-person reopening of its schools in September, with all the precautions needed to keep the coronavirus at bay, though Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office said the mayor does not have the power to make that decision. The head of the city teachers union also cast doubt that a return to in-person classes is a done deal. **SNIP** "You’re going to see constant use of face coverings. They'll be provided for free for anyone who needs them - kids, adults alike," de Blasio said. "Everyone will...
  • How can we evict teachers unions from our towns?

    06/06/2020 11:28:08 AM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 68 replies
    Does every town and city in our country have a teachers union? What if all of the red voting towns and cities kicked out the teachers unions out of their schools? We would not be empowering them with our tax money and our schools would not be places of leftist indoctrination.
  • Behind The Scenes, Teachers Unions Attempt To Make Online Crisis Schooling Worse

    05/19/2020 8:51:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2020 | Charissa Damon and Cherie Gensel
    In a crisis, flexibility is king, especially for those in the classroom. But union bureaucracy makes it impossible to innovate. As public school teachers with a combined 33 years of experience, we know we’re supposed to be “union strong” and never air unions’ dirty laundry. But the coronavirus crisis has pitted unions against teachers, students, and administrators who just want to teach and learn.Our fellow teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure students don’t slip through the cracks during quarantine. We’ve seen teachers furiously posting to message boards and offering one-on-one assistance to students via videoconferencing.From unions, however, we’ve...
  • Fixing K-12: How We Can Do It

    09/09/2019 6:51:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 7, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Many practical people say the situation is hopeless. The Education Establishment controls the country’s public schools with an unyielding grip. Unfortunately, these educrats seem to be socialist ideologues. (That’s not surprising as their Godfather—that is, John Dewey—was a socialist ideologue.) They are obsessed with social engineering, not academic gains. The school is for them a laboratory where they can design the brave new child that will populate their Brave New World. Whether these new children can read, write, or do arithmetic does not seem to be a major concern. Just as unsettling, our Education Establishment has created a far-reaching support...
  • Teacher sick outs now threaten Kentucky’s ACT testing

    03/12/2019 8:07:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Bluegrass Institute ^ | March 11, 2019 | Richard Innes
    And, parent unrest is starting to surface Short-notice wildcat teacher sick outs during Kentucky’s current legislative session have already caused a lot of pain for Kentucky parents. On several recent occasions, parents in a number of Kentucky school districts have received a less-than-24-hour notice that schools were being cancelled so teachers could go and fuss at legislators in Frankfort. In consequence, such things as arranging baby sitting and providing for students’ lunches suddenly became a parent problem. ... Talk about disruption! And, parents are not happy. ... For sure, parents are beginning to question the sick outs. The Courier-Journal just...