Leader Of ‘Woke’ Teachers Union Blasted Over COVID School Closures

  • Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), one of the nation’s largest teachers unions, was blasted by critics for saying on Twitter that “remote education didn’t work,” with her detractors arguing she was among those pushing the hardest to keep in-person learning from returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • “What we have seen in public education is that technology can’t replace teachers,” Weingarten tweeted last week.
  • Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request showed leading up to the CDC’s announcement of school reopening guidelines amid the COVID pandemic, the AFT successfully lobbied for language endorsing an even more cautious approach to reopening schools than the CDC was already considering
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