Yes, I stand by my title above. In most every big city across America, the Teachers Unions have either slow-walked, or simply refused to return to classrooms for in-person instruction, because…Covid. The so-called “educators” who are tasked with preparing children for adult life are such lily-livered cowards that they believe, in the face of masses of contrary evidence, that stepping into a room with 15 children is a huge threat to their own lives. They have been extremely vocal about being so afraid of their own students that “distance learning” is an absolute requirement to keep themselves safe.
Here is some evidence that the Teachers Unions reject:
No evidence of secondary transmission of Covid-19 from students to teachers.
Children are not Covid-19 super-spreaders. Time to go back to classrooms.
School children don’t spread coronavirus-French study.
On the other hand, there is ample evidence that sitting in front of a computer screen for school has many adverse effects on the children of America. Every day seems to bring more stories of mental illness, suicide, self-harm, and anxiety in children who have not seen their teachers and their friends for over a year. Children need social, in-person contact to develop properly, and the parents and kids of America are crying out to go back to school!
Increased suicide and other risk for children kept from school.
Covid-19 lockdowns lead to rising suicide among teens. Parents all over America, and their children, are taking to the streets to communicate their frustration at the Teachers Unions who are preventing their children from learning, and growing their capabilities. An entire generation of students will lose a valuable year of instruction, which will reduce their earning capacity for the rest of their lives, and their parents are strenuously objecting.
Parents in Georgia protest, want to return to school.
Plainfield parents, students rally for return to classrooms.
Oregon parents rally to get kids back into school.
Tennessee parents rally to get kids back to in-person school.
On the other hand, here is what you see from the Teachers:
Notice all the MYs? My students, My family, My health (which is not threatened), and My life. To the teachers, THEY are more important than the vulnerable children they are supposed to love teaching. Well, this Covid crisis has totally brought to the front burner what Teachers Unions really want. Their Money, Their lives. All over the country, charter schools, parochial schools, and schools in right-to-work states are open, with their children back in classrooms. Schools in some foreign countries never shut down at all, and their children are widening the learning gap with American children.
The Teachers Unions are possibly the most powerful interest group in America. This is due to the millions of dollars in campaign donations they dole out to Solely DemocRat Politicians every year. School officials in big blue cities dare not anger the Teachers Unions, for fear that they might not receive their allotment of campaign donations. So this malignant relationship is ruining the lives of countless children all over America, especially children from low-income households who lack the resources for distance learning, and are stuck in the failing big-city public schools. Those teachers have no care whatsoever for those students-they only care about their own, pitiful lives. This it thoroughly disgusting, and criminal. The Teachers and the Public School authorities are ganging up on America’s children!
My suggestion for the parents who want to get their kids back into school is to make use of the powerful Plaintiffs Bar in their cities. There is a group of high-powered lawyers who specialize in class-action lawsuits. Why don’t those parents get a group together, and implore one of those big law forms to take their case, and sue the Teachers Unions for ruining the lives of their children? This would be a high-profile lawsuit, and my guess is that the parents could get a lot of nationwide publicity and support for such a lawsuit. The parents certainly have standing to sue!