Bookworm has some thoughts on keeping schools closed due to union pressures. I think she’s spot on. Let’s have a look.
1. President Trump wants to open the schools, so leftists reflexively oppose opening them.
2. Leftists think they can leverage school re-openings for political extortion. The Los Angeles teachers’ union is demanding, among many other things, that the city de-fund charter schools (their competition), raise taxes on the wealthy, and shrink class sizes by 50%. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, a teachers’ union is insisting that they won’t return to the classroom unless the state implemented universal healthcare for citizens and illegal aliens alike.
3. Having children at home puts enormous pressure on families. Single mothers can’t work at all. Two-parent families may be seeing their income shrink by 50%. This creates two possible responses:
The people who are mad with fear about the virus are also the people…
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