When the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures, our nation’s children suffered lost educational time, hindered social and emotional development, and much more.
For months, there was a clear medical, scientific, and academic consensus that schools could and should safely reopen. But teachers unions, most especially their leadership, continued to fight to keep students out of the classroom.
Now, these same union leaders want to take credit for school reopenings, claiming that they were some of the first to favor getting students back to in-person learning.
But parents shouldn’t be quick to forget how teachers unions jeopardized the educational and social development of their children.
Hold Teachers Unions Accountable
For months, teachers unions across the country fought to keep students out of the classroom, despite medical, scientific and academic research showing students and teachers could safely resume in-person learning. This jeopardized the educational and social development of countless children. Now, teachers unions want to rewrite the past, claiming they were some of the first to call for in-person learning.
It's time to hold teachers unions accountable.