Despite billions in additional funding and assurances from the CDC and Anthony Fauci that schools can operate safely in person, the unions are holding out for 100 percent vaccination and lower transmission rates.
Abusive teachers’ unions and floundering bureaucrats make do-it-yourself education pretty attractive.
This is what you get when you mix "science" with "stakeholders."
Probably not, if you read the newspaper. Parental preference is one of the most commonly misunderstood factors in the school-reopening debate.
A perfect example of hygiene theater
Teachers who refuse to go back to work should not get to cut in line.
The silver lining to disastrous education lockdowns? A massive increase in support for all sorts of student-centered reforms.
The pandemic, says Reason Foundation's Corey A. DeAngelis, is finally forcing districts to put students ahead of teachers and bureaucrats.
First the union invaded, now it refuses to leave.
When the feds failed to track COVID-19, Emily Oster stepped in.
Good Democratic voters don't like being called racist Trump supporters, which unions are leveraging to keep schools closed.
Montclair cancellation of K-12 reopening is yet another reminder that unions are putting students last.
District officials described the act of defiance as an illegal strike.
Making it easier for families to fund their preferred education options will be a lot more effective than throwing a big bribe to teachers unions.
Union leaders shame parents, arguing that equity gaps will widen if parents pull their children out of public schools.
Remote learning continues to be the norm for more than three out of four New York City public school students.
It's time for the left and the right to take a hard look at their favorite public-sector unions.
If the aim is to reduce COVID-19 deaths, Oregon's plan is a failure.
The United States was virtually alone in keeping schools closed this fall. As a result, public education—and cities—may never look the same.
Surprise: The teachers union opposes this plan.
No one has fought harder to keep kids out of the classroom than teachers unions.
"If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not very big at all."
"Keeping kids out of the classroom will make recovering from the pandemic harder in the long term."
Just 0.18 percent of randomly tested teachers and students have been positive for COVID-19. So why the hell would you close the schools?
Families are leaving traditional schools in record numbers for pods, homeschooling, charters, and more.
"No one should return to in person instruction until there is a widely available scientifically proven vaccine or highly effective treatment."
Americans are being forced to confront the downsides of powerful organized labor in an already miserable year.
Kids are beside the point when government officials and union leaders keep them waiting on labor negotiations that serve everybody but students and their families.
New data suggest that school districts in states with stronger teachers unions are significantly less likely to reopen in person this fall.
As families flock to virtual charter schools and "pandemic pods," California blocks the money from following the child.
Teachers Unions Want Wealth Taxes, Charter School Bans, and Medicare for All Before Schools Can Reopen
What does this have to do with safely educating kids in the midst of a pandemic? Not much.
Elizabeth Warren Would Rather Make You Fix Your Terrible Public School Than Let You Send Your Kid to a Charter School
"You don't like the building? You think it's old and decaying? Then get out there and push to get a new one," she said.
Less pandering to education unions; more choices for parents.
Chicago Teachers Go on Strike to Demand Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes, New Schools, More Staff, and Affordable Housing
More than 300,000 students in Chicago were out of school on Friday as the teachers strike continued.
Democrats repudiate their own recent past and seek to restrict educational choices for poorer kids.
After L.A. Teachers' Strike, California Task Force Recommends Strict Restrictions on Charter Schools
Union leaders made charters a major point of contention during the January protests.
The district's budget is broken, and the latest deal with the unions will make it worse.
That's on top of massive long-term debts for retiree health care benefits.
They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
The LAUSD has seen a 16 percent jump in administrative staffers since 2004-and per pupil spending has been marching steadily upwards.
They were offered 3 percent, but wanted 6.5. The district probably can't afford that.
California Teachers Unions Oppose Paying Teachers More Because It Would Introduce Too Much Competition Into Public Schools
One union official told The Sacramento Bee that "education should not be a competitive endeavor." Because competition never improved anything, right?
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.