Largest Teachers Union in US Openly Admits It's Abandoning Kids by Keeping Schools Closed


Teachers unions were formed to protect teachers.

That’s exactly what they do — even if it comes at the expense of students.

The nation’s largest teachers union proved as much in a tweet Friday, wherein it effectively admitted to abandoning kids by keeping the schools closed.

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“Yes, it’s been difficult. There is learning loss. There are social-emotional challenges. In some cases, there is sickness, economic hardship, or trauma,” the National Education Association wrote.

“But students are extremely resilient.”

Essentially, the NEA is arguing that because children are “extremely resilient,” they’ll be able to handle the many traumatic side effects of school shutdowns.

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Of course, this should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the NEA or teachers unions in general.

The well-being of students is never really the top priority to them.

Back in July, NEA president Lily Eskelsen García issued a statement suggesting her organization would not support a return to the classroom without federal funding directed to schools.

“Funding has fallen off a cliff. We want to open schools, but we cannot bring students back to the classroom if we don’t get the support from the Senate to do it safely and to make sure they have what they need to succeed,” García said.

The union knows that these kids need to be back in school, but is unwilling to give an endorsement until its political demands are met.

Obviously, this isn’t about COVID safety, given that various experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield agree that schools should be open.

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Teachers unions aren’t looking out for kids, they’re looking out for themselves.

If the education of children was of primary importance, the NEA would immediately come out in support of returning to school.

Instead, they’re holding the well-being of children hostage for their own political agenda.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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