American parents, schoolchildren and other citizens have just witnessed what is probably the most graphic public display ever of the inordinate clout union bosses wield over how our nation’s government schools are run. And parents and schoolchildren are clearly not happy about what they have seen.
By last summer, the evidence was overwhelming that K-12 school-aged children are at almost zero risk of serious harm from COVID-19. It was also well-established that schools are not drivers of community spread of the COVID-19 virus, and that children themselves are not “superspreaders.”
Moreover, it was already clear that the school lockdowns initiated in the spring of 2020 as a radical COVID-19 countermeasure were inflicting substantial psychological and academic harm on vast numbers of schoolchildren.
Yet for months and months after all the above facts were apparent, national, state and local teacher union bosses fought bitterly to block the resumption of full-time, face-to-face instruction of schoolchildren in the classroom. And in a number of states where Big Labor monopoly bargaining over teachers’ terms and conditions of employment is mandated by law, they succeeded in keeping most schools shuttered for most of the 2020-21 academic year.[…]Stan Greer: Biden, DC allies bail out Big Labor-controlled schools as parents, kids flee them — True North Reports