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School Reopening Impact On Teachers Unions In Labor Disputes Considered By Biden Admin, Emails Show

School Reopening Impact On Teachers Unions In Labor Disputes Considered By Biden Admin, Emails Show

“Additionally, White House staffers facilitated a meeting between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky and the head of the nation’s largest teachers union, National Education Association President Becky Pringle….”

The Biden administration put the needs of teacher unions ahead of students and the guidelines for reopening schools, according to emails that have been made public.

If there’s one silver lining of the last two years, it’s that people can finally see that the Democratic party is utterly beholden to teacher unions.

Joe Schoffstall reports at FOX News:

White House considered teachers unions’ labor disputes before releasing reopening guidance, emails show

White House officials considered ongoing labor disputes teachers unions were facing before releasing school reopening guidance to the public, emails show.

Additionally, White House staffers facilitated a meeting between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky and the head of the nation’s largest teachers union, National Education Association President Becky Pringle, the emails also show.

The NEA official in that exchange later landed a Biden administration appointment to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which houses the CDC, according to a press clip from the department.

Previously released emails showed that teachers unions had influenced the CDC on school reopenings. The guidelines included a phased reopening approach for K-12 schools based on coronavirus cases in the area.

“These emails show time and time again that the White House inserted itself into the shaping of school guidance with a primary focus of accommodating teachers unions,” Caitlin Sutherland, executive director of Americans for Public Trust (APT), told Fox News. “However, the only thing the White House should have been focused on was how to get our children safely back into the classroom.”

The New York Post has more:

In one email from Feb. 8, four days before the guidance was revealed, HHS official Michael Baker told his colleagues that he had just gotten off a “call with the White House and Department of Education regarding the school reopening guidance” and added that “[w]e have some homework assignments.”

Among those “assignments,” Baker wrote, was to “think about this in the broader context of teacher contract negotiations.”

“Eduardo is going to connect with AJ on some of the mayor/labor union issues that are ongoing across the country,” added Baker — referring to White House COVID-19 intergovernmental affairs director Eduardo Cisneros and AJ Pearlman, chief of staff for COVID-19 response at HHS.

Pearlman responded to Baker by thanking him for representing the department on the call before referencing another call where “this is all going to be discussed as well.”

Days earlier, on Jan. 31, two White House officials helped get National Education Association president Becky Pringle into a meeting with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky.

Meanwhile, the New York Times is writing puff pieces about Randi Weingarten, the head of another teacher union:

Parents have to realize that these people do not have the best interests of their children in mind.

It’s all about money and political power.

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“If there’s one silver lining of the last two years, it’s that people can finally see that the Democratic party is utterly beholden to teacher unions.”

++ And Teachers Unions are filled with Marxists and radical left activists.

It seems to me if you’re going remote you don’t need many teachers per class. Save the taxpayers some cash.

So, which govt. agency do tax payers request a refund for services not rendered, in buildings not used, and resources not consumed? In a just world, these corrupt institutions should be bankrupt.

An op-ed was published today in a SW Missouri newspaper ‘denouncing the recent divisive actions and rhetoric of (Missouri) AG Eric Schmitt.’

MO AG Eric Schmitt is slugging it out with local governments across the state to abolish mask and vaccine mandates in accordance to a statewide ruling by a Missouri judge that these mandates violate Missouri’s constitution. Many local governments have complied, but some have not. The most defiant are school districts behaving as lil tinpot fiefdoms ruling over serfs.

My partial response to the op-ed stated, “… government schools have proven themselves to be a menace to society promoting degeneracy to children, washing student brains with cultic dogma, and perverting ‘loco parentis’ into a hostage negotiation against parents – all paid with our tax dollars.

The author complains about ‘political gamesmanship,’ but games require 2 or more participants to continue the contest. I recommend these government schools concede, and follow the law. These are not your children. These are not your tax dollars. You are not medical professionals. Nor do you have authority to choose which medical professionals parents are required to submit their children for ‘public health.’

Here’s a crazy idea: consult w/ your doctor for what’s best for you, and parents will do the same for their children.”

What we are watching is the Democrat party exerting power and control over individual freedom. This is happening not necessarily because Democrats believe they can, but because the use of mandates and restrictions are largely upheld in a politically charged state of hysteria.

What basis gives the Democrats the sole power to arrogate authority over public health?

No one. No statute. COVID is a powerful tool for them and they exploit every. insane aspect they can.

The Democrats grabbed vaccination mandates, vaccine passports, business restrictions, shutdowns, quarantines, etc., as political positions because procedures like mail in voting wins elections for them.

I’ve never seen a profession as a whole invest so much effort into avoiding their primary job. In all seriousness, you wonder if teachers truly want to teach.

    Teachers unions are part of the problem. They use government schools as a perpetual jobs program for adults, not the best education opportunity for students.

    However, TEACHERS – rank n file – are the biggest problem. Why? SCOTUS opined in Janus v AFSCME (2018) that public sector employees are not required to pay union dues in violation of 1st amendment rights.

    Yet, most teachers still pay dues to these corrupt, political leviathan unions. Apparently, these teachers are more concerned with political power than the best education opportunity for students.

    ‘Teaching’ is merely a charade for a paycheck and political power.

As Dominion becomes the acknowledged savior of the Democratic party, will the teachers’ unions lose some of their power?

Weingarten and her members have zero empathy for students and parents and have ignored or minimized the mental health problems and fall off in educational achievements caused by remote learning

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