Who is fighting to keep Virginia’s schools closed? That is what this article, Virginia Teachers Unions Fight to Keep Schools Closed | National Review, talks about. Here is how the article starts.
For months, Virginia teachers unions have peddled fear: Reopening public schools for in-person learning was and is too dangerous.
They’ve advocated delaying reopening schools until all teachers – and possibly all students – received a COVID-19 vaccine. In January, a Republican-sponsored state Senate bill requiring school districts to offer parents both in-person and virtual options drew a dour response. Forcing schools to open, the unions said, was a “BAD idea.”
“We can recover from a loss of learning, but we can’t recover from a loss of life,” Virginia Education Association president James J. Fedderman told a local TV station earlier this month, more than a week after CDC scientists released a report finding little evidence that reopened schools have contributed meaningfully to spreading the COVID-19 virus. (continued)Virginia Teachers Unions Fight to Keep Schools Closed | National Review. H/T to Tricia (Comment) (familyallianceonline.org).
If we want to be in control of our lives, including the education of our children, then we have to institute school choice. That is, parents have to choose who educates their children. Parents must have control by deciding who gets the money that pays for the education their children. So long as politicians control the money, then special interests will control who educates our children, and special interests will control what, when, where, and how our children are taught.