Educators say that while the Delta strain continues to surge across the country, schools should not remain closed.
"Teaching the truth is not radical or wrong. Distorting history and threatening educators for teaching the truth is what is truly radical and wrong," said the president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Fed up with serving as "an afterschool child minding service," Marsden State School in Logan City, Queensland, Australia, is threatening to call police on parents who regularly fail to pick up their children on time.
The AFT told Newsweek that it is awaiting vaccine authorization for kids under age 12 before mask requirements are lifted in schools. The CDC said school guidance remains unchanged despite new recommendations that fully vaccinated Americans can take off their masks in most indoor settings.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the wide availability of vaccines and a new infusion of federal education money have removed many obstacles that prevented schools from opening.
While the pandemic exacerbated educational inequities, it did not create them. Those urging us to "return to normal" would do well to recall just what "normal" meant for millions of students in the U.S.
Randi Weingarten is not herself an anti-Semite. But left uncorrected and unrepudiated, her remarks are a gift to the nation's antisemites. It's her obligation, indeed her urgent responsibility, to seek to undo the grievous harm her remarks are triggering.
All students and faculty who return to campus will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Leaning on unsubstantiated COVID-related fears and exploiting a pandemic for personal and professional gain, teachers still refuse to return to classrooms despite, in some cases, cutting the line for a vaccine.
"It is hard to argue that it is unsafe for in-person instruction, if parents and the public see vacation photos and international travel," the private Facebook post said.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that of the $128 billion for school funding, $6 billion will be spent in 2021 and another $32 billion in 2022.
The CDC released a clear road map for educators to safely reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden has vowed to reopen all K-8 schools by April 30.
Teachers' unions have abused and squandered decades of public goodwill. They get away with it because they think parents will turn a blind eye.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has expressed frustration at teachers' unwillingness to return to classrooms.
Teachers unions across the country are cynically manipulating the virus and hindering children's education.
"The NEA will absolutely support any affiliate that chooses to strike in response to unsafe learning and teaching conditions," a National Education Association spokesperson wrote.
Where the "Trump bump" panned out for Tate Reeves in Mississippi, it ultimately flopped for Eddie Rispone, just as it did for Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Both candidates were the scourge of local teachers unions.
Liberals feign compassion for inner-city students and their families, but force generation after generation of black children into a failed education system.
The teachers had been demonstrating against the arrests of their union leaders.
The Educational Institute of Scotland questioned how construction of the schools was approved.
In the wake of yesterday's court ruling challenging teachers' tenure rights, old battle lines are being drawn