Today, we have more for you about the raging hypocrisy of American Federation of Teachers head, Randi Weingarten.
Weingarten raised questions about the CDC scaling back recommended social distancing for kids in schools from six feet to three feet. That would allow more schools to be open sooner, but she wasn’t accepting it.
Look everyone. The teachers union is flipping you off and smiling about it. In Mexico. Together. Hope the kids are still enjoying lockdown! https://t.co/LCNRP1ktdv
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) April 10, 2021
Just a note, it’s New Mexico — not Mexico — but you get the point.
It’s this kind of attitude that we see with Weingarten which has contributed to why many schools are still not open for in-person learning. Kids are suffering as a result, taking a real hit socially, mentally, and educationally.
So, Weingarten had a lot of nerve to post about mothers with young children leaving the workforce, when she’s contributed to that very thing because of her own actions.
115% of mothers with young children left their jobs in 2020 because of childcare responsibilities. https://t.co/VImJlOeWlQ
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) April 16, 2021
People were not shy about letting Weingarten know what they thought.
I don't know what this ridiculous number is supposed to be but Randi, blame yourself. It's literally because of you. You did this. Schools staying shut meant women leaving the workforce. Own it. https://t.co/4CJ9ZMm9t1
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) April 17, 2021
Because your union kept them shut out of the classrooms, Randi. https://t.co/QQM0TU7rhE
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) April 17, 2021
Perhaps capriciously and arbitrarily shutting down schools by the teachers unions will lead us to see that both acquiring better math skills, and a shift toward a higher priority for raising our own children, are just not all that bad. https://t.co/OZcgLq5r2u
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) April 17, 2021
So you broke their legs, and now want credit for handing them a cane?
— ⚔️Insomnochick⚔️ (@insomnochick) April 17, 2021
Wow— Weingarten shared this article to promote Biden’s childcare as infrastructure plan.. not realizing she’d get mocked endlessly for being a part of the problem that caused women to leave jobs.
This is like an arsonist trying to sell special arson-friendly fire insurance. https://t.co/r0IZoNHV08
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 17, 2021
But, then there was something more. That “ridiculous number.” What was that percent again? Doesn’t this say everything that this is the head of a teachers union? How do you get more than 100% having to quit? This is an educator?
115%?? I hope to God you don’t represent any math teachers.
— WitCoHE (@E__Strobel) April 17, 2021
1) A percentage (%) is a fraction expressed as a part of one hundred. The word comes from the Latin per cent, meaning "out of one hundred."
2) You misread the statistic, it's 11.5%.
— Doctor Sarcastic Cupcake (@SarcasticCupcak) April 17, 2021
She later did correct it, after she got a lot of backlash.
Yikes, made a typo in my original tweet of this article. The stat is 11.5% of mothers w/young children left their jobs in 2020 because of childcare responsibilities, not 115%.Glad so many seized on it-hope it’s not a gotcha but a desire 4 both schools to reopen safely & childcare https://t.co/ju7vkfU0BO
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) April 17, 2021
Is there any wonder why schools are in such trouble and students come out lacking in knowledge in a lot of areas? It’s because you have people like this in charge. She provides, once again, an excellent reason that people should send their kids to private school or homeschool them. If there’s one thing that the reaction to the pandemic might have done is bring those alternatives home to many parents.