Teachers Union Covid School Shutdowns: Teaching Our Children To Lose?
By Rine JollyPublished January 09, 2022
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As students were expected to return to class after winter break, teachers of Chicago joined together, demanding a return to virtual learning due to the rise in Omicron cases. The Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, demanded that teachers return to the school in person by Thursday.
Gutfeld argued, "We now know that the pandemic is over. The teachers' unions pushed us over the cliff." He continued, "Our educational system is just like the Washington Generals in that we pay them to lose."
"The only thing worse is that they are teaching our children to lose," Gutfeld added. "They are going to lose in life because they are falling behind."
"We learned one really important thing from remote learning: No one is remotely learning," Gutfeld continued.
Perino suggested this is an excellent time for President Biden to stand up with Lightfoot and demand teachers get back to work. "Biden has an opportunity here to turn something around," she stated.
Perino argues there are some positives of the situation, including a new demand for school choice. As teachers and school systems continue to frustrate parents with closures, many find school choice to be the only alternative, sending their kids to better institutions.
Gutfeld concludes that it's time for schools to step up and bring real education to kids today. He observes that school is more like a prison than an educational institution. "Children are locked in supervised jail time in these schools, all that's missing are three hots and a cot. The school is a prison run by clock-watchers, and we've now figured this out," said Gutfeld.
Rine Jolly is a political writer from rocket city. She is an avid supporter of the military, and a mother. Rine studied English and journalism in North Carolina and is passionate about political topics today.