As families across the country continue to grapple with the aftermath of Wuhan coronavirus, teachers unions are making outrageous demands for reopening schools.
In California, the Los Angeles Teacher's Union is demanding the following before teachers will go back to work.
-Moratorium on private schools
-Defunding the police
-Increase taxes on the "rich"
-Government run healthcare
Most parents want their kids to go back to school in the fall, but teachers’ unions nationwide are fighting efforts to reopen. Americans, especially those with children, are now more critical of those unions and suspect that they have too much influence over local school operations.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults still think it’s a good thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions, but that’s down from 45% last year and back to levels measured several years ago. Thirty-three percent (33%) say it’s a bad thing most teachers are unionized, while 13% feel it has no impact. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.
Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools will reopening on schedule with adaptations and guidelines.
Every region is well below our COVID infection limit, therefore all school districts are authorized to open.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 7, 2020
If the infection rate spikes, the guidance will change accordingly.
School districts are required to submit plans to NYS for review.
As schools reopen NYS is requiring all school districts to:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 7, 2020
1) Post their remote learning plans & their testing/tracing plans online
2) Set dates for 3-5 discussion sessions with parents & community (prior to Aug 21)
3) Have at least one separate discussion with teachers alone
In schools as elsewhere, masks are required when social distancing is impossible.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 7, 2020
Every student should plan to have one with them at all times.
If a student does not have a mask, the school will be required to provide one.