The betrayal of the American people may have reached peak level with the discovery that a far left-leaning teacher’s union may have influenced a US Government agency, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to push emergency pandemic powers, keeping US public schools closed; doing three things for themselves and the American people may be about ready to push back on them.
“The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February,” The New York Post reported on Saturday.
LEFTIST RABBIT HOLE
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), according to their website: “is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education.” Notice the social justice verbiage. According to Influence watch: “The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the second-largest teachers’ union in the United States. The union represents roughly 1.5 million members, most of whom work in teaching and education-related jobs as well as nursing. The union is a member of the AFL-CIO.”
Jon Levine reported his their article; Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show, for the New York Post:
“The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show. The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.”
Consider what the Teachers Union did while they had their paid leave:
1) Got over a year’s paid vacation, 2) Benefitted Joe Biden with messaging about the Pandemic, which helped him in the 2020 Presidential election, as well as far-left Democrats who grabbed up emergency powers for themselves, 3) Gave Non-Government Organizations and school staff an opportunity to develop, implement and train other on Critical Race Theory agenda.
The emails show that CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and union officials, being CC’d to Biden’s White House talking about a Feb. 12 announcement on school-reopening guidelines. Please see the NY Post article for more about those emails.
Proving that the spoiled leftist teacher’s union didn’t hold influence with President Donald Trump, the ATF wrote in support of the CDC, after the CDC made their announcement affirming the power the ATF has over government, and published the following in a press release:
“Today, the CDC met fear of the pandemic with facts and evidence. For the first time since the start of this pandemic, we have a rigorous road map based on science that our members can use to fight for a safe reopening.
“The CDC has produced an informed, tactile plan that has the potential to help school communities around the country stay safe by defining the mitigation and accommodation measures and other tools educators and kids need, so classrooms can once again be vibrant places of learning and engagement.
“Of course, this set of safeguards should have been done 10 months ago—and the AFT released its plan recommending a suite of similar reopening measures in April. Instead, the previous administration meddled with the facts and stoked mass chaos and confusion. Now we have the chance for a rapid reset.”
Even though the vast majority of Americans want schools opened, the teachers in the leftist union took advantage of their fellow Americans, one they are paid to serve. They took off on vacation- spooning their nose at desperate parents, kids, and communities.
DO YOU WANT THESE PEOPLE TEACHING SCIENCE?
Dr. Monica Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco who has written extensively on coronavirus, called the CDC-AFT emails “very, very troubling,”
“What seems strange to me here is there would be this very intimate back and forth including phone calls where this political group gets to help formulate scientific guidance for our major public health organization in the United State,” Gandhi told The Post. “This is not how science-based guidelines should work or be put together.”
Left-leaning Pew research showed that the issue is purely political, and so the Democrats did what they always accuse everyone else of doing, playing politics.
“Partisan divisions were stark, similar to views on other pandemic mitigation measures like mask mandates. While 65 percent of Republicans said that schools should reopen as soon as possible regardless of whether teachers have been offered the vaccine, just 20 percent of Democrats agreed.”
It sounds like what the Democrats fear was that Democrat Teachers of the Leftist teachers Union would have to go to work and earn their pay serving Republican Taxpayers.