Skip to comments.Test scores show how teacher’s union head Randi Weingarten damaged an entire generation of kids
Posted on 09/03/2022 3:45:53 AM PDT by george76
In a surprise to nearly no one, children’s reading and math scores have plummeted. National Assessment of Educational Progress, nicknamed “the nation’s report card,” results show the first-ever drop in math and the largest drop in reading in more than 30 years. Black children had an even bigger collapse in scores. Decades of educational progress undone. Poof.
Horrific. Stupid. Unnecessary.
We know the school closures did this. It wasn’t the COVID virus. It was the hyper-political reaction, from the left, on reopening schools during the pandemic.
The orders came from the top. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the directives.
no one did more damage to children than American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. Weingarten, a far-left activist who regularly pushes her bonkers ideas into our schools, was instrumental in keeping schools closed. In a world divided into “essential” and “nonessential,” Weingarten made sure that public schools were the latter.
She treated kids like her personal cash cow, demanding funds from the Biden administration before she’d open schools. She won, of course, because Democrats rely on her support in elections. But the kids lost.
But teachers need to understand that the face of their union is an anti-child activist who has done more to harm to education in this country than anyone else. She has destroyed the relationship between parents and schools. She has led a divisive, politicized campaign to stop parental involvement. She does harm to us all.
Biden administration allowed Weingarten to craft school-opening policy for the CDC, and Democrats across the country let Weingarten pressure them to keep schools closed. The NAEP results are at their feet as much as Weingarten’s.
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Any top-down control system with respect to education will fail.
FedGov should just give states money and piss off.
Then states give money(Fed and State) to localities and piss off.
Diversity of thought is the only diversity that matters.
Standardization is good for cubicle slaves, that’s about it.
Unions (public and private) are primarily socialistic/fascist entities. Initially sold as representing the workers, they quickly morph into a money source for the leadership and other socialist/fascist entities which don’t have a clue how to create wealth, but are expert in taking over and looting the wealth of others (the productive).
IT’S ABOUT TIME THIS EVIL WITCH WAS EXPOSED AND FINALLY HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR...DON’T KNOW HOW MANY BAD THINGS.
I pray her ugly, mean face is never seen again.
She’s another one who needs to be behind bars after the (never going to happen) Covid Nuremberg trials.
Teachers unions have become a deeply destructive force in public education..
These are very good points. Randi herself is only the face of the problem; the real problem is the unions themselves. Virtually all of the unions reacted the same way, demanding more and more restrictions as a way of holding the rest of us hostage.
Isn’t she a commie who hates our country?
Add fauxi to this.
She sure is!
This is a woman (not sure) who HATES EVERYTHING.
And she held New York in the palm of her hands for YEARS.
Here’s a fix: have ALL students go to school year round.
As it stands now, students only go to school about 185 days a year, give or take.
Make it year round. Couple of weeks off in the summer. No increase in teachers’ pay — teachers are way overpaid as it is (remember, they only work 1/2 a year).
Make those kids park their butts in class year round.
Another issue the Republicans should be shouting about but all they are worried about are candidates aligning themselves with Trump!
Americans in a poll 71% are worried about food shortages,McCarthy and other Republican phonies are worried about being seen with Trump,what a bunch of aholes
She should receive BACK all the hatred that she has spewed out to good people over time.
I am relieved to see her under scrutiny.
Actually, the school shutdowns were a successful strategy for the left. We now have another generation coming up that, on balance, will operate at a lower level of intelligence than preceding generations. Individuals with lower intelligence levels are more dependent and easier to control by the government.
She is like Demented Joe as her perception of the present is better than the future. She has no comprehension of what will result from current actions.
Thus the AFT MAXIMIZING remote learning because "I did not become a teacher to die from COVID!"
We know the school closures did this. It wasn’t the COVID virus.
I really don’t know where Liberals are going with all this. It is almost like they are trying to engineer a full blow race war. Ultimately, they are not doing Black Americans any favors.
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