Our public school system effectively gives teachers unions monopoly control of the education of our children. That’s why even when the schools are closed those teachers still get paid. Government owned and operated schools don’t have any competitors. Moreover, some unscrupulous politicians even make it easy for public employee unions to finance political campaigns. Therefore, few politicians want to antagonize government employee unions.
Thus, we have these stories.
- Virginia’s largest school district reverses on reopening to in-person classes (thehill.com)
- Fairfax County Schools superintendent recommends 100% online learning for all students (wjla.com)
- 100% virtual learning recommended to start 2020-2021 school year, Fairfax Co. superintendent says (wusa9.com)
The members of the teachers union in Fairfax County had to fight a little bit to get their way. They had to demonstrate, and I must admit I thought the demonstration clever. The wjla.com article provides a video (see the second video in the article…
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