How long will San Fran teachers ignore students' mental health?

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

desks in high school classroomSan Francisco city leaders are suing their own public school district over the refusal to open classrooms during COVID-19 at the same time school-age children are struggling with mental issues.

Citing a hospital official's first-hand warning, Dennis Herrera, San Francisco's city attorney, stated in an emergency court motion that the closed-down schools are causing a "mental health crisis" among school-age children. 

The Epoch Times reports that Benioff Children's Hospital, located in Oakland, has seen a 66% increase in suicidal children and a 75% jump in youths with serious mental problems.

Since the Left blamed Donald Trump for COVID-19 deaths across the country, it can be argued that teachers’ unions are responsible for their own students who are struggling with life-and-death issues as the pandemic keeps them out of the classroom and isolated from friends and classmates for nearly a full year. 

Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute says the main obstacle to reopening the schools is the powerful, far-left teachers' union.

"We have a serious price that young people are paying,” he warns, “because of government public school teachers who don't want to do their job like everyone else."

Dacus

According to the Times article, parents submitted court documents stating children as young as 7 years old are attempting to cope with remote learning but their parents are watching them fall apart. 

Fox News reports a tentative agreement has been reached with the labor unions about returning to in-person instruction but Dacus tells One News Now no opening date has been set for approximately 52,000 students to head back to their classrooms.

"The fact that the City of San Francisco is suing the San Francisco Unified School District, to compel them to open their doors, is very telling of how extreme and narcissistic the teachers' union has become,” he says.

The Times also reports private and parochial schools have been opened and operating for weeks and some for several months.

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