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SAY WHAT? Chicago Teachers Union tweets, deletes reopening schools is ‘rooted in sexism, racism, and misogyny’

In a since-deleted tweet, the Chicago Teachers Union – which represents more than 28,000 educators in the nation’s third largest city – made the outlandish claim that reopening schools is “rooted in sexism, racism, and misogyny.”

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In a since-deleted tweet, the Chicago Teachers Union – which represents more than 28,000 educators in the nation’s third largest city – made the outlandish claim that reopening schools is “rooted in sexism, racism, and misogyny.”

After removing the politicized message, the union followed up by citing nuance.

“Fair enough. Complex issue. Requires nuance. And much more discussion. More importantly, the people the decision affects deserve more. So we’ll continue to give them that. Appreciate the feedback of those truly in the struggle.”

Chicago schools, which have been closed since March, plan to reopen in early 2021. But, parents may opt-out and have their children continue with remote learning if they choose.

Chicago is not the only city struggling with the idea of reopening schools. Educators across the country are reluctant about going back to work, even as remote learning continues to take a toll on students = mentally, physically and emotionally.

Despite the hesitation, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield has said that for K-12 students, school is one of the safest places they can be amidst the pandemic. Similarly, Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged schools to reopen or stay open – following appropriate safety protocols – because they are considered a low-risk environment, BizPacReview reports.

“K through 12 schools can operate with face-to-face learning, and they can do it safely and responsibly,” Redfield said. “The infections that we’ve identified in schools, when they’ve been evaluated, were not acquired in schools. They were actually acquired in the community and in the household,” he added.

Teachers’ unions are among the Democrats biggest supporters. Rather than advocate for schools to remain closed citing health concerns – or put education first – the left strikes again by pushing a ridiculous political agenda.

The claim makes little sense. How is wanting children to return to school racist, sexist or misogynistic?

If anything, it would be more accurate to say keeping schools closed is racist and misogynistic because those struggling the most with closures are women – many of whom have been forced to quit their jobs to care for their children – and inner-city minority families that rely on the public education system.

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  1. Ann

    December 7, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Fact is, I wouldn’t send my child or grand child back to public school. They unintentually taught us all how to de-brainwash our children. How to do without the system. We are perfectly capable to teach our own children. And so much more than the system ever could! I would NOT ever send a child of mine back to that. Learning gay sex, dos and don’ts. Learning about how socialism and the new world order is where we are. Learning that free government monies are the new norm. No. Hate and looting is not the new norm.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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