December 6, 2020

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Chicago Teachers Union Tweets Reopening Schools Would be Racist, Sexist, AND Misogynistic — And Then Deletes It!

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is a black woman, is now saying the public schools will reopen in January. But that’s in the dead of winter, which won’t help the COVID hospitalization rate. Is Lightfoot, racist, sexist, or a misogynist, CTU? Please show your work.


UPDATE: At Reason, Robby Soave adds: “It’s worth recalling that the effort to keep schools closed is not grounded in science: Everyone from Anthony Fauci to Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) agrees that many districts should move toward reopening on a case-by-case basis. The evidence shows that classrooms are not a significant source of spread for COVID-19. If public educators are unwilling to provide the sort of education that families want and children need, then it would be preferable to return the money so that parents could make informed choices about schooling—and be able to pay for it. There’s nothing racist or sexist about that. Quite the contrary.”

Related: Who gets the vaccine first? “Teachers want to go to the head of the line as essential workers. Most are not teaching in person, so they’re not ‘frontline’ workers, but that could change if they’re immunized. (All proposals put children last because they’re very low risk.)”


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