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REPORT: LA teachers union caught warning members not to post spring break pics

“If you are planning any trips for Spring Break, please keep that off Social Media.”

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United Teachers Los Angeles recently instructed faculty and staff not to post pictures of their vacations on social media because doing so will contradict the union’s narrative that it isn’t safe to reopen schools, according to a private social media entry. 

The post, made in a private Facebook group, urged that if parents see photos of teachers on vacation, it will be hard to argue against reopening schools, per BizPacReview.

“If you are planning any trips for Spring Break, please keep that off Social Media,” the post reads. 

“It is hard to argue that it is unsafe for in-person instruction, if parents and the public see vacation photos and international travel,” it continued, according to a screenshot tweeted by Fox LA correspondent Bill Melugin. 

In a statement back to Melugin, the union refused to acknowledge the implications of the post. 

“We have a diverse membership and they are able to post their views on personal Facebook pages and in this Facebook group – however UTLA does not monitor nor is responsible for the content,” the union fired back. 

Teachers’ unions across the country are continuing to pose huge problems for those who want to return to in-person learning. Chicago is the perfect example. 

The CDC has urged several times that reopening schools is, in fact, safe, but teachers’ unions continue to argue with lawmakers that they will not do so until they are vaccinated. 

According to an article published in the Journal of American Medicine, holding in-person class carries minimal risk of spreading the virus. 

Even Joe Biden’s CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said “there is increased data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to  be vaccinated.” 

A CDC study found that across the country between April and October of 2020, the percentage of emergency room mental health visits increased by 24 percent for those between the ages of five and 11, and 31 percent for those between the ages of 12 and 17, Business Insider reports. 

A flood of additional research has found major spikes in depression and anxiety, and multiple studies have found that students – especially those with disabilities and from low-income families – are learning less than they should be. 

Hence, it’s critical to return to in-person learning. But, rather than caring about the wellbeing and education of students, all these teachers’ unions care about is themselves. 

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  1. Sally

    March 10, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    The only way to provide quality education to all students is for Californians to reject Teachers union and chose Vouchers. We need to take back education and provide quality education for all socioeconomic groups. I worked for LAUSD and steeped in fraud.
    Administrators do not dismiss or discipline bad teachers because wrath unions and no backbone. Many students have no advocate to stand up for them. I am more willing to work on campaign to help pass voucher referendum.

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Oregon Schools ‘Staffing Crisis’ So Bad State Temporarily Allowing Substitute Teachers Without Degrees

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Liberal policies and mandates surrounding the coronavirus pandemic for over a year and a half have resulted in a mass labor shortage across a plethora of industries. Most recently with the vaccine mandates, individuals are either quitting or being forced into a leave of absence. Education is among the affected fields, leaving children without teachers.

In Oregon, officials said the “extraordinary shortage” of substitute teachers is also so bad, they have been forced to relinquish standards. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission announced it will temporarily be dropping the requirement for teachers to, well, be licensed to teach.

CNN reports:

“The temporary rule, which is set to expire March 31, allows substitute teacher applicants without a bachelor’s degree to be sponsored by a school district, which would also provide them with enhanced support administrative supervision, according to a joint statement from Dr. Anthony Rosilez, the commission’s executive director, and Erika Bare, the commission chair.”

In December of 2019, the state had 8,290 licensed substitute teachers. By September 18, 2021, the number was down to almost half at 4,738. The temporary administrative order says without more teachers, classes will be “combined to unacceptable levels or not offered at all, inflicting irreparable harm on schoolchildren.”

In the joint statement from Rosilez and Bare, they explained the reason behind the state’s conundrum: “while the data we have at this point is primarily anecdotal, the COVID pandemic has been a primary factor in the reduced supply.”

Elizabeth Thiel, president of the Portland Association of Teachers says Oregon is experiencing a “staffing crisis” exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s not just substitutes that we don’t have enough of. It’s classroom teachers, it’s administrators and custodians and bus drivers and education assistants and nutrition workers and paraprofessionals” added Thiel. “Every job type we have in our schools, we’re short.”

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Rep. Tlaib Caught on Video Admitting She is Only Wearing a Mask Because of ‘Republican Tracker’ Filming Her

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Democrat and member of the “Squad” Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was filmed at an event explaining that she was only wearing a mask for one reason. It was not for safety, not for fear of spreading COVID-19 to the vulnerable and weak, not for fear of getting a variant herself, and not for “stopping the spread.” No. It was only because a “Republican tracker” was in her presence.

At an event in Detroit, Tlaib can be seen among a group outside, and one gentleman, who was not wearing a mask, thought Tlaib was upset that he was not masked. “Oh, my bad. Sorry” the man said.

Quickly explaining herself and making sure there was zero confusion as to her position, she quickly comforted the man saying, “oh no, not you.” She then pulls down her mask to further explain, “I was only doing it because I got a Republican, uh, tracker following me” as she appeared to be pointing in the direction of the “tracker.”

She then popped her mask back on and turned to walk away. National Review reports: “Tlaib was exiting an event on Monday with Housing and Urban Development secretary Marcia Fudge, who visited housing developments in Detroit while touting the Biden administration’s proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.” The video was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

This summer Tlaib chastised Republican Senator Rand Paul for voicing resistance to some Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures including mask-wearing mandates. The same day, video surfaced of Tlaib partying at an indoor wedding maskless.

Tlaib is one of many Democrats who have acted in complete hypocrisy to their own mandates. San Francisco mayor London Breed was filmed at a crowded indoor bar listening to music where no one was wearing masks. She justified her violation by stating she wanted to dance and “I was feeling the spirit.”

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