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Leaked Emails Show That The Teachers Union Influenced Decisions To Not Reopen Schools

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It’s not a huge shock that teachers unions are up to no good, however, this story might be a nail in the coffin for their failed attempt to gain popularity outside their own circle…

According to the New York Post, the teachers union entitled, American Federation of Teachers, apparently lobbied on behalf of teachers across America to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The American Federation of Teachers’ influence on the CDC reportedly led to some of the policies that actually went into place back in February.

The New York Post obtained the emails and statements by saying this:

The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.


The documents show a flurry of activity between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, her top advisors and union officials — with Biden brass being looped in at the White House — in the days before the highly-anticipated Feb. 12 announcement on school-reopening guidelines.

The emails displayed the FULL EXTENT of their little collusion between the two. Apparently the teachers union is working HARD not to work. Read their exchange below:

“Thank you again for Friday’s rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance and for your openness to the suggestions made by our president, Randi Weingarten, and the AFT,” AFT Director for Health Kelly Trautner calling themselves a thought partner.


“We were able to review a copy of the draft guidance document over the weekend and were able to provide some initial feedback to several staff this morning about possible ways to strengthen the document … We believe our experiences on the ground can inform and enrich thinking around what is practicable and prudent in future guidance documents,” Trautner continued.

Many of these emails also went to top White House Officials as well which shows just how much of an influence teachers unions could have on federal departments of the government.

Here’s what the New York Post also reported:

Emails show a call between Walensky and Weingarten — the former boss of New York City’s United Federation of Teachers — was arranged for Feb 7.


The lobbying paid off. In at least two instances, language “suggestions” offered by the union were adopted nearly verbatim into the final text of the CDC document.


With the CDC preparing to write that schools could provide in-person instruction regardless of community spread of the virus, Trautner argued for the inclusion of a line reading “In the event of high community-transmission results from a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, a new update of these guidelines may be necessary.” That language appeared on page 22 of the final CDC guidance.


The AFT also demanded special remote work concessions for teachers “who have documented high-risk conditions or who are at increased risk for … COVID-19,” and that similar arrangements should extend to “staff who have a household member” with similar risks. A lengthy provision for that made it into the text of the final guidance.

Their report and guidance is incredibly long but we’ll put some of their key statements and notable quotes in below just to see how crazy it really is…

Note how in their statement they value the ‘stakeholder input’ and NOT the necessity of having kids actually learning and NOT over zoom.

Decisions should be guided by information on school-specific factors such as mitigation strategies implemented, local needs, stakeholder input, the number of cases among students, teachers, and staff, and school experience with safely reopening. A decision to remain open should involve considerations for further strengthening mitigation strategies and continuing to monitor case incidence and test positivity to reassess decisions.

Here’s some of their so-called “essential elements” for opening back up:

  1. Consistent implementation of layered mitigation strategies to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission in schools
  2. Indicators of community transmission to reflect levels of community risk
  3. Phased mitigation and learning modes based on levels of community transmission

I could go on and on about their anti-student and anti-parent of student rhetoric but you get the point. If you’d like to see the full report click here, but WARNING it’s extensive…

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