The teachers’ unions won’t be satisfied until they either get freed from doing anything except Zoom virtual indoctrination sessions about the evils of capitalism… or until they elect a Youngkin in every state.
How else do you explain insanity like this?
Teachers’ unions already spent a year not showing up for work. After finally going back into classrooms, fairly recently in many states, they’re already too tired to work.
In Bellevue, Washington, near Seattle, administrators preemptively closed schools Friday because so many teachers are taking the day off after the Veterans Day holiday, giving them a four-day weekend.
Allison Snow, a fifth-grade teacher and the local union president, said everyone is worn out.
Snow said teachers are constantly struggling to simultaneously teach new material, provide mental and emotional support to their 20,000 students, and catch up from lost days. She sees the trauma every time she walks the halls: tears, anger, impatience. Harder to see are the headaches, the anxiety, the nausea from constant pressure.
The only people who need mental and emotional support are the taxpayers paying for this insanity while their kids once again aren’t learning.
It’s not the job of teachers to provide “mental and emotional support”, but to teach basic skills. Doing your damn job isn’t “trauma”. Everyone is tried. It’s called real life. But in this insane lefty zoomer culture of “self-care”, you don’t have to come into work because you’re upset. And your upset is “trauma” which you “heal” by practicing “self-care”.
Meanwhile the parents are forced to cope with the lazy selfishness of teachers’ unions.
Administrators acknowledge the last-minute schedule changes are forcing parents to scramble their own plans, and it’s the latest obstacle for students trying to make up missed learning following widespread pandemic school closures. Experts say missing more school means some kids, particularly those from low-income families, will fall even further behind their peers.
But they also say teachers burned-out from pandemic instruction desperately need time to recharge after another tumultuous year filled with masks, testing, sickness and ongoing public-policy battles, along with trying to help students still learning how to be back in a classroom.
They need to recharge?
The year has been underway for two months. A whole bunch of people in various professions end up having to deal with masks or testing. You don’t see them announcing that they need days off to “recharge”.
This is infantalizing adults who are supposed to be acting as role models for children. And they are. Of the worst possible kind.
“We have bled our teachers dry for so long that we shouldn’t be surprised they have no more to give.”
The only people being bled dry are the taxpayers on the hook for the inflated salaries of these giant babies.
In Boulder, Colorado, the school district is closing Friday because at least 486 teachers are taking the day off, leaving about 200 classrooms empty, said spokesman Randy Barber.”There’s an overwhelming sense of exhaustion,” said Amie Baca-Oehlert, president of the Colorado Education Association, the statewide teacher union. “The reality is that these districts just don’t feel they have any other options than canceling school for the day. This should serve as a wakeup call that we need to do better by our students and our public schools.”
We do need to do better by our students… by ending the public school monopoly, privatizing the system, and giving parents the option to choose working schools and end the teachers’ union death grip on education.
In Boulder, Colorado, the school district is closing Friday because at least 486 teachers are taking the day off, leaving about 200 classrooms empty, said spokesman Randy Barber.
Seattle’s public schools will also be closed Friday for its 53,000 students.
More than 600 teachers had requested a Friday substitute by Tuesday, and officials there said they expected absences to mount.
“The number of leave requests on a Friday after a federal holiday is indicative of the fatigue our staff and students are experiencing in these months of the return to classroom,” Seattle Public Schools officials said in a statement, declining an interview request. “The four-day weekend may offer physical, mental, and emotional restoration.”
Imagine a country where this kind of behavior would get them fired, instead of having Democrat politicians funded by teachers’ unions give in to their demands.
Imagine an educational network where students weren’t being held hostage by giant greedy leftist crybabies.
Educational vouchers are the place to start.