Monday, December 13, 2021

Teachers Unions Looking for Any Excuse Not to Go Back to Work; 'Are You Kidding Me?' Parents Left Scrambling as Schools Across the Country Close to Cater to Teachers

Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times
Teachers unions looking for any excuse not to go back to work:
Though regular readers of my work know of my absolute opposition to the school lockdowns we’ve suffered through for the better part of the last two years, I must acknowledge that there has been at least one benefit from those lockdowns — to wit, the education given to the public regarding the true nature of the teachers unions, which have revealed themselves to be interested in and driven by the power and influence of teachers unions’ leaders, and nothing else, with no concern for the teachers they claim to represent, let alone the students in their charge.
And due to that revelation, as smart Democrats survey the results of the 2021 elections and make plans for the 2022 midterm elections, they are fearful.
Start with the science: The science shows virtually no benefit to — and, in fact, a great deal of harm done by — ongoing school lockdowns. In a recent piece for the Brownstone Institute titled “More Than 400 Studies on the Failure of Compulsory Covid Interventions,” Dr. Paul Alexander writes of the many harms done to our society and our children: undiagnosed illness, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, drug overdose and suicides, crushing isolation, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual abuse, loss of jobs and businesses, and others.
Yet, despite the clear findings of the science, the teachers unions continue to push for more school closings — except this time, it’s not out of a “concern” over the coronavirus, but out of concern for — wait for it — the mental health stresses caused by the coronavirus school closings! To their addled way of thinking, the solution to the problems caused by school lockdowns is … more school lockdowns. --->READ MORE HERE
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'Are You Kidding Me?' Parents Left Scrambling as Schools Across the Country Close to Cater to Teachers
Between teacher shortages and burnout, schools are struggling, which is now putting parents in tough situations.
Throughout November and now into December, schools across the country have been canceling days of classes abruptly and giving parents very little notice.
In Detroit, the superintendent of public schools announced that classrooms would be closed every Friday throughout this month and there would be online school only on those days.
In North Carolina, some of the county schools voted to close schools on Nov. 12. They only gave parents two weeks’ notice, NPR reported.
In Michigan, Ann Arbor’s public schools suddenly told parents that Thanksgiving break would begin on Monday instead of Wednesday, giving students and staff a whole week off for the holiday, the Washington Examiner reported. --->READ MORE HERE
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