Watch: Teachers Union Threaten Legal Action Amid Parents Over Turning School Boards
Teachers unions are in a panic and are threatening legal action amid parents fighting back over COVID-19 protocols and Critical Race Theory.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, the nations second largest teachers union vowed to go after anyone that keeps them from teaching “honest history.”
“But culture warriors are labeling any discussion of race, racism or discrimination as [critical race theory] to try to make it toxic,” Weingarten said. “They are bullying teachers and trying to stop us from teaching students accurate history.”
Weingarten announced that the union is “preparing for litigation” and is putting together a massive war chest “legal-defense fund” for teachers that violate laws prohibiting the teaching of CRT.
The union president also said schools can only reopen five days a week with “mitigation measures, ventilation upgrades and social, emotional and academic supports for students.”
Below is a copy of her speech:
I just thanked educators for their work during COVID, laid out a vision for schools to be safe & welcoming for all, lifted up literacy & civics & communality schools & pledged to support educators who are teaching honest history. Here it is #TEACH21 https://t.co/T08B0Vg0Lr
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 6, 2021
Weingarten’s announcement comes as parents are overturning school boards all over the country.
In 2021 alone, 54 school boards have faced recall efforts that puts 135 members under the microscope. Normally, recall efforts are over mismanagement however in 2021 it’s all about COVID protocols and CRT.
What has teachers unions in a panic is that individual parents fighting back not political groups. Facebook has even been shutting down groups of parents organizing to fight school boards in an effort to silence the debate.
Remember! It’s not in our schools! But teachers have to fight like hell to keep it in our schools!
They should be fighting like hell to keep their jobs, tbh. Fire them all. Start demanding resignations. https://t.co/VjURm6LFlx
— James Lindsay, uncitable (@ConceptualJames) July 7, 2021