There was a time when most Americans could have agreed that teachers’ unions cared about the interests of teachers, students and education in general. Sadly, the past two years have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the aforementioned factors are the furthest things from the teachers’ unions’ minds.
For starters, teachers’ unions were all on board with mandating COVID vaccines. However, even as vaccination rates went up, the teacher’s unions still said it wasn’t good enough and that remote learning for children needed to persist.
Teachers’ unions stood by their advocacy for remote learning, even as news broke about this being a subpar method for very young children to get the education they need.
Sadly, this isn’t the worst of what the teachers’ unions have done. In the case of Chicago, the city’s teachers’ union exploited a tragic death to push for more COVID mandates, as documented by the Washington Free Beacon.
In September 2021, a mother with the Chicago school district passed away after struggling with alcohol addiction.
However, the Chicago Teachers Union chose to duplicitously claim this mother’s death was due to COVID and therefore justified heavier testing, contact tracing, social distancing, etc.
To this very day, the Chicago Teachers Union hasn’t apologized for incorrectly stating how this mother died. They also haven’t apologized for using this woman’s death to push a nanny state agenda with documented, adverse impacts upon children.
Since the actual cause of this mother’s passing came out, various local news sources have contacted the Chicago Teachers Union. However, the group has declined to get back to any of them.
In 2022, there’s been a significant rollback of various mandates advocated for by groups like the Chicago Teachers Union.
However, despite this, it’s still essential for Americans not to fall into the trap of complacency. If the Chicago Teachers Union is willing to exploit a tragic death to get their way on COVID restrictions, there’s no telling what else they’re capable of.
Please make no mistake, many other groups and individuals like the Chicago Teachers Union have no problem using death as a means to get their way.
One of the greatest tragedies of all is how America’s children have been wrapped up in and hurt by the games that left-wing politicians and special interest groups insist on playing.