“More than 140,000 teachers have quit the national teachers’ unions since the COVID shutdowns began and it’s easy to see why – they’re sick of the teachers’ unions politicizing the classrooms – and the LA teachers strike is another example of teachers’ unions putting politics before kids.
“When LA parents were desperate to get their kids back in the classroom, UTLA president Cecily Myart-Cruz famously said, ‘It’s okay that our babies may not have learned all their times tables. They learned resilience.’
“After seeing what the COVID school shutdowns have done to our kids, it’s unconscionable that this same teachers union president is calling another strike because she wants green schools and a focus on emotional learning.
“Every day, the Freedom Foundation hears from teachers across the country who are sick of the union politics, they just want to teach their students reading, writing and math and they’re fed up – and that’s why we’re holding a teachers conference this summer to bring those teachers together and help them build a network so they don’t feel isolated in their schools if they don’t follow the union politics.”