Biden butting heads with teachers' unions

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

teachers unions on strikePresident Joe Biden has pledged that at least half of the country's K-12 schools will have returned to in-person learning within his first 100 days in office. But according to a conservative commentator, that's hardly a stretch.

Jonathan Butcher with The Heritage Foundation points out that 44% of districts were already offering in-person learning as of December 2020. But teachers' unions, which Biden does not want to oppose, are getting in the way of opening the remaining schools.

"Districts are saying that teachers should come back to work in person so that students can come back to school, and unions are telling their members not to," Butcher explains. "They have set up a fight with districts and even city officials."

Butcher

Butcher says frustrated parents and school officials are wondering what to do about rebellious teachers.

"Their salaries and benefits should go back to the state and be considered a savings," he suggests. "And then the state should create private school scholarships and education savings accounts for students to attend a school of choice."

He also points out that some teachers may be ready to return to work, irrespective of the union's position.

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