Dems Defeat Amendment Withholding Taxpayer Money to Public Schools That Don’t Open After Vaccinations
Will anyone think about the children? I’m not being dramatic or sarcastic.
Republican Sens. Roy Blunt and Tim Scott offered an amendment to the $1.9 trillion relief proposal to deny taxpayer money to public schools that do not open even after teachers get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Some places, like Chicago and San Francisco, have not reopened. The teachers released a lot of demands, including vaccinations as soon as possible.
But the way the Chicago Teachers Union has acted gives everyone a reason to pause because they might not even go back after they get vaccinated. One example:
I’m not sure people understand this: Chicago teachers are not going back, ever. Even if they are all vaccinated, they want teachers who live with a vulnerable person (literally all children/older people) to teach over Zoom *indefinitely* https://t.co/nYS6UFMkLS
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) February 1, 2021
From Fox News:
As Democrats aimed to move forward with their $1.9 trillion relief proposal, Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., proposed a nonbinding measure to withhold emergency pandemic-related funding from K-12 schools that did not reopen for in-person learning after teachers had been offered the COVID-19 vaccine.
“The children most negatively impacted are those who are growing up poor, just like I did,” Scott said in a statement. “While teacher unions and their allies continue to change the rules as we go, we must be clear: if you have been vaccinated, it’s time to get back into the classroom.”
The amendment was not agreed to, falling down partisan lines at an even 50-50 split.
It took place during the “vote-a-rama.” The Senate must vote on all the proposed measures.
This must happen before the Senate can vote on the budget resolution.DONATE
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