Opinion: Teacher unions not concerned with educating children, says Massena resident
I continue to be amazed listening to and unfortunately watching the experts embrace COVID-19 like a security blanket for electoral success in November.
Now, it’s the teacher unions with a list of demands. The unions always talk about the health, welfare and education priorities of students. Nothing is farther from the truth.The truth is, the vast majority of teachers are committed to their students’ success, but unfortunately, the radical minority run the unions and speak for the entire rank and file.
Demanding healthcare, demanding billions in investment, linking it to defunding the police all show the teacher union’s real motivation. It is not about children, but about growing their power, advancing their socialist agenda and enriching their own wealth.
That group is not about solving the problem of bringing students back to school this fall safely. That group is all about prolonging the chaos and farce of home schooling through November.
I have a proposal to all my tax paying brothers and sisters: If there are no in-school classes, do not pay your school taxes this fall, as I will not.
We’re not getting educational services committed to us with our community and school district contract.
When a business stops earning its revenue (taxes in this case), it is forced to make business decisions to protect its shareholders (district residents), while still meeting its obligation of teaching students.
Reduce one of your largest costs (payroll), if you’re not teaching students in school.
Anyone who believes 2-3 hours of at home schooling is enriching the students, socializing students, helping those with special needs, allowing students to act in drama club, play in the band, or compete on the field, really should not be part of finding the solution.
Find administrators and politicians that know how to reopen schools safely and that will stop only whining about their concern for children.
I am waiting to be impressed with a two-fold solution, children are back in school and pragmatic layers of protection have been instituted.
I expect however, that at the last moment, school leaders will return to their comfort zone of full pay, at-home schooling, at least until Nov. 4, when they hope and pray the world changes.
In the interim, we should all say goodbye to school tax revenues … perhaps problem-solving skills will be enhanced when guaranteed income is reduced.