OpinionRandi Whine-garten's newest lies about college closings

Randi Whine-garten’s newest lies about college closings

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In her newest entry within the liar-of-the-year contest, American Federation of Academics boss Randi Weingarten has “responded” to a Wall Avenue Journal editorial slamming her for combating to maintain America’s colleges closed, and so producing document studying loss, by . . . altering the topic.

Academics didn’t like distant studying both, she protests, and Betsy DeVos had praised it pre-COVID. Randi, the truth is, opposed Secretary DeVos’ early drive to reopen the nation’s public colleges for full-time, in-person studying as quickly because it grew to become clear that it was completely protected.

In July 2020, Weingarten advised WABC’s John Catsimatidis, “There’s no means that you just’re going to have full-time colleges for all the youngsters and all of the lecturers the way in which we used to have it.”

And in 2021 she obtained the Biden White Home to muscle the CDC into setting the bar for reopening absurdly excessive.

Weingarten pretends that Democrats’ American Rescue Plan was the important thing to lastly reopening colleges, neatly dodging the undeniable fact that almost all Republican-run states and cities reopened earlier than that legislation handed — and much quicker than Dem-dominated ones, as instructor unions in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and so forth fought tooth and nail to stop it. (The Chicago union insisted the reopening drive was “rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.”)

She closes by accusing her critics of in search of to “divide and distract” and to “disgrace and blame” lecturers. Ha! Randi herself barely ever taught in an precise classroom, and anyway America’s dad and mom know the reality.

Weingarten would do higher by providing an abject apology; her shameless lies solely dig the opening deeper.

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