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Biden administration sides with teacher's unions and against American families

Published in Blog on January 27, 2021 by Convention Of States

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Kids don't get or transmit COVID-19 in schools. The evidence for that is clear as study after study after study has confirmed.

The latest comes from a trio of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials, who argued as much in a new paper

“The preponderance of available evidence from the fall school semester has been reassuring insofar as the type of rapid spread that was frequently observed in congregate living facilities or high-density worksites has not been reported in education settings in schools,” the officials write.

So, why is the Biden administration -- who pledged to "follow the science" -- siding with teacher's unions and supporting their bid to keep schools closed? 

In a recent CNN interview, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain argued that schools aren't opening because they don't have the money to safely do so. He said the schools need money for new infrastructure, buildings, teachers, testing, and masks.

"We need Congress to pass that plan so we can do the kinds of things you need to do so that the schools can be safe, so that the teachers can be safe, so that the students can be safe," he said.

The CNN reporter, to her credit, followed up by pointing out that the reason most schools aren't reopening has nothing to do with infrastructure or testing: they aren't reopening because the teachers' unions refuse to work.

When asked why the unions are overriding what the science says, Klain simply said, "I don’t think unions are overruling studies. I think what you’re seeing is schools that haven’t made the investments to keep the students safe."

Isn't it strange that the unions are making exactly the same argument that Klain does? The unions are demanding things that neither the state nor the federal government can provide before they reopen. In the mean time, kids and families are suffering. 

We need to send a clear message to Washington: "You work for us, not special interests." Biden and his administration are clearly in bed with the teachers' unions. There's no other way to explain their opposition to school re-opening. When our federal politicians put big-money special interests over the good of their constituents, something needs to change.

An Article V Convention of States is the way to send that message. A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that limit the power, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government. What does this mean? These amendments can strip Washington of their ability to make decisions over our daily lives. They can reduce Congress' budget and limit how much they can dole out to special interests. And they can limit the terms of office for all federal officials, including the bureaucrats who run the alphabet soup of federal agencies. 

No political solution can end corruption. But a Convention of States can limit the damage and put We the People back in charge of our country's future. 

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