When Dereck Chauvin, a white cop, knelt on a black man for almost 10 minutes, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris called it “systemic racism.”
But teachers’ unions, largely led by white people, have knelt on the futures of black American kids for over a year, notes Joy Pullman in The Federalist.
While the Biden administration still refuses to say whether schools should be fully open this fall despite rolling lockdowns already damaging two school years, new data shows systemic racial disparities in the availability of in-person education.
According to Politico:
“Eighty percent of public schools were open for at least some in-person learning by the end of February, according to a government survey, but an estimated 78 percent of Asian eighth-graders were learning in a fully remote environment. Nearly 60 percent of Black and Hispanic eighth-graders also learned at home full time.”
“Nationwide, 52 percent of white fourth graders were back inside public schools full time by the end of February, according to the latest available estimates from a government school reopening survey Biden commissioned. But between 54 and 69 percent of Black, Hispanic and Asian fourth-graders were enrolled in full-time remote instruction at that point…”
In newly uncovered emails, more evidence points to Democrats pushing to keep schools closed against kids’ best interests because of their huge financial entanglement with teachers’ unions.
According to the NY Post:
“The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February.”
“The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show.”
“Teachers unions are holding poor, brown, and black children’s futures hostage,” continues Ms. Pullmann.
… and Democrats are making taxpayers pay repeated ransoms without even negotiating hostage releases in return, while also expecting to see a cut of the loot. It makes “we’re all in this together” look like a very dark and cynical lie, indeed.
Yet for the vast majority of American kids, and an even larger proportion of non-white American kids, schools have been closed.
While Democrats forced taxpayers to send one of their largest political donors billions more dollars despite keeping schools closed, kids have been devastated by the closures, especially poor and minority children.
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