Teachers have just been declared "essential workers" by the Trump administration, thus they will be able to obtain masks when needed. Supposedly.
Parents don't know what to do. They want to get their children the education that is best for them, but of course do not want them to get ill with the coronavirus, the flu, or anything else. Their questions about safety measures are not being answered.
The problem here in New York City is that almost no one trusts the mayor, Bill de Blasio, or the Chancellor, Richard Carranza. Parents, teachers, educators, and staff all say that nothing these two men say or do is for the kids, parents, or teachers and may be untrue anyway.
|Mayor Bill de Blasio demonstrates a non-contact thermal thermometer with |
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza ahead of school reopening.
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All of this makes no sense unless you see that both de Blasio and Carranza are creating photo opportunities to spread their fake news so that their political friends can be paid what they are promised, in political favors/contracts, goods, or services.
Will the coming lawsuits win? No one knows. But in Florida, the teachers union won. Judge Charles Dobson ruled in favor of individual school districts deciding what is best as far as reopening schools:
School reopening lawsuit: Judge rules in favor of Florida teachers
Time will tell what will happen next.
Battle over COVID-19 school openings goes to the courts