Don’t Be Fooled: Teachers’ Unions Remain a Public Menace

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten speaks before a crowd of striking educators at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., February, 19 2019. (Lexi Browning/Reuters)
The harm they’ve caused should never be forgotten or forgiven.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s the school year draws to a close, many of the people who spent the past year inflicting needless harm on America’s children are seeking to rehabilitate their images and turn the page. Union-backed school boards did everything in their power to keep schools closed, but now they pretend like they wanted full-time in-person learning all along.

One reason is that many public schools, such as those in Fairfax County, Va., have suffered a dramatic drop in enrollment, and they need to persuade families to come back. Many families won’t. Another reason is that many families actually listened to unions’ anti-science

Rory Cooper is the parent of three elementary students in Fairfax County, Va., and is a former adviser to U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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