School unions using kids as pawns again

Once again the teachers union is putting kids in peril.

New York City’s teacher and principal unions are telling Mayor Bill de Blasio to delay Monday’s deadline for all Department of Education staffers to get vaccinated because of staffing issues.

I do not have a dog in this fight. When it comes to vaccine mandates I am opposed to them. I believe the decision to get the jab should be between you and your doctor.

That said, I have written numerously about how the teachers union is the basis for systemic racism in this country through their opposition to school choice and funding going directly to the students.

So now at the 11th hour to have union officials declaring that kids will be in harm’s way due to the fact that more than 28,000 DOE employees — including more than 10,000 classroom teachers — still not having taken the shot appears to be more of the same.

“It is dangerous and irresponsible for the city to move forward with its plan to allow schools and centers to operate so severely understaffed,” wrote Council of School Supervisors and Administrators President Mark Cannizzaro.

“The principals’ union is right — our schools are not ready for the implementation of the vaccine mandate,” said United Federation of Teachers union chief Michael Mulgrew.  “I hope for once City Hall is listening to its own school leaders and finally starts to put together a reasonable plan to face the challenge of keeping our children safe.”

Once again NYC school children are being used as pawns by adults behaving badly.

These kids have gone through enough over the past two school years. It’s time for normalcy to return to their lives.

That should be the overarching concern for all of us. City officials and union heads should go stand in the corner until they can come up with a solution that puts the children first.