MADISON — As the Biden administration and lib cities push mask mandates and proof of vaccination, teachers unions are starting to talk about closing schools again.
As Fox News reported, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten was ripped last week after hedging on whether U.S. schools would reopen in the fall during an interview on MSNBC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention backtracked on its recommendations that the fully vaccinated need not wear masks, now insisting that the delta variant of COVID-19 and an uptick in cases has forced the agency to have a change of heart.
CDC is recommending vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors and suggesting universal masking in schools.
Weingarten called the guidance a “curveball,” before suggesting that school reopenings this fall are not a done deal, Fox News reported.
“So the bottom line is, we’re going to keep kids safe, we’re going to keep our members safe, we’re going to try to open up schools, and we’re going to move through this political battlefield,” Weingarten said.
More weaseling from AFT’s top weasel, who in May said, “We can and we must reopen schools in the fall.”
Teachers unions were the driving force behind keeping schools closed to in-person learning for more than a year, even as the federal government poured in billions of dollars for personal safety equipment and COVID numbers plummeted with the introduction of the vaccine.
Milwaukee and Madison school districts, cowed by their teachers unions, kept kids in failed virtual learning systems until weeks before the end of the last school year.
“Communications obtained by the New York Post through a Freedom of Information Act request by conservative group Americans for Public Trust showed numerous emails between top CDC officials and the union just days before the administration released school reopening guidelines in February.” Fox News reported. “The lobbying efforts were a reported success as the Post found at least two instances when ‘suggestions’ were used nearly word-for-word within the CDC’s guidelines.”
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