Matt Meyer is the president of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers—a union leading the effort to keep children at home, insisting that reopening schools is just too “unsafe.”
So jaws dropped when video of him was seen taking his own daughter to in-person pre-school.
The episode highlights the hypocrisy and cynicism evident in too much COVID policy—especially in education. School districts with strong teachers’ unions are less likely to hold in-person classes.
Meanwhile, our children remain trapped at home, suffering from social isolation and learning loss. The achievement gap has increased. And there’s been a worsening youth mental health crisis. Parents have stood by helplessly, at the mercy of the unions, even as the CDC admits that schools can reopen safely.
In-person learning shouldn’t be reserved for children of the privileged. Our kids deserve policies that put their rightful needs over the self-serving demands of union elites.Read More »