Many schools around the country are still not fully reopened. Teachers have spent the last year working part-time if at all, and mostly from home.
Yet the head of the most powerful teacher union recently claimed that teachers are exhaisted.
What exactly are they exhausted from?
FOX News reports:
Union boss Randi Weingarten mocked after declaring teachers, who spent months at home, are ‘tired’
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten faced criticism on social media Friday, following comments made by the union chief alleging teachers were overly burdened.
Weingarten called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release additional safety guidelines for schools and teachers in preparation for reopening schools in the fall.
The union head said the recent reversal of mask guidelines by the CDC has made teacher’s jobs harder as they navigate how to safely teach children under the age of 12 who are not yet able to be vaccinated from the coronavirus.
“Teachers are tired; they are exhausted. We have to find a way to repair and nourish them as well as families in terms of attracting and retaining our teaching force,” Weingarten said.
See the tweet below:
"Teachers are tired; they are exhausted. We have to find a way to repair and nourish them as well as families in terms of attracting and retaing our teaching force." @rweingarten
— AFT (@AFTunion) May 21, 2021
Here are some responses:
Poor teachers. Where I live in Oregon they got vaccinated before 80+ months ago, and many are still not back at school. My kids are getting 2 hours twice a week in person. When it was Zoom it was 2 hours 4 days a week. They must be so exhausted. I hope the teachers are ok.
— Dr. Joseph Dirt, Truth Arbiter (@oryx_not_crake) May 21, 2021
Why do public school teachers think they’re so special? Parents and students not exhausted and tired too. medical workers and grocery store workers need to be nourished and repaired too. You. Aren’t. Special. #doyourjob
— Mark Powers (@markepowers2) May 22, 2021
You do realize that EVERYONE ELSE ALSO WORKS FOR A LIVING?
— Ackchyually Joe (@jmotivator) May 22, 2021
People have lost patience. All schools need to reopen completely.