Tens of millions of children throughout the United States have been denied a quality education thanks to teacher unions’ refusal to allow in-person learning. Parents are unable to return to work or get a job because they have no one to care for their kids. According to Jen Psaki, it’s all a “distraction” when Republicans bring it up.
What’s more, according to the Biden Administration, such criticism should be viewed as being on par with crazy conspiracy theories.
While children have languished at home, missing out on the in-person instruction needed to get a decent education, American teacher unions have been busy lobbying the CDC to keep schools closed. Emails between the CDC and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the second-largest teacher union in the nation, show that the AFT considered itself to be the CDC’s “thought partner.”
The exposed emails show union officials have been communicating a great deal with new CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. Apparently, her top advisors such as the AFT demanded “special remote concessions” for teachers who feel at-risk.
One would think that getting a COVID-19 vaccination would solve this problem, however, it doesn’t seem that science is being considered in the guidelines. Instead, schools remained closed in order to achieve Democratic political goals.
Lobbying is nothing new in the political world. Most people realize that companies and organizations that shell out millions of dollars in campaign donations expect to get something back. However, for the past year, Democrat politicians and the mainstream news media have been urging the nation to “follow the science” in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, when science made it clear that it was perfectly safe for children and teenagers to return to in-person learning, Democrats bowed down to lobbyists.
Sadly, as of April 30, only twelve states in the nation have had the guts to order schools to open for in-person learning. Most are still allowing districts to make decisions in a move that offers unequal educational access to children in different areas.
While the Biden Administration may consider the problem just a small “distraction” as it puts a premium on rolling out a progressive agenda, the move to keep in-person learning limited will continue to have a detrimental impact.