Newly released documents ahead of a Congressional hearing show that American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten had much more involvement in setting policy on when U.S. public schools would reopen after the CoVid lock down.
The ultra-progressive wing nut was in constant contact with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in the week leading up to the Feb. 12, 2021, announcement that halted full re-opening of in-person classes, according to records obtained by the conservative watchdog Americans for Public Trust.
The extent of the unions’ role in government policy was revealed the day before Weingarten is set to face a House select subcommittee hearing about the effects of school closures on America’s kids.
“Randi Weingarten colluded with the Biden administration to put politics over science, threatening the wellbeing of children,” APT Executive Director Caitlin Sutherland said.
“Her multiple calls, emails, and non-scientific recommendations to CDC Director Walensky and her team illustrate the level of dark money influence that was allowed to shape school reopening policies.
“While both Walensky and Weingarten have tried to mislead the public, their emails and phone logs tell the real story.
“Congress must stand up for the American people and get answers from Weingarten at this hearing to ensure she is finally held accountable.”
While Washington D.C. officials said “Follow the science,” it appears the CDC followed left-wing unions for its policy directives.
This Congressional hearing will only re-enforce the concept that the teachers union rarely does anything to benefit school children.