GOP taking aim at teachers' unions

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says the main obstacle standing in the way of reopening schools is "the rich, powerful unions that donate huge sums to Democrats and get a stranglehold over education in many communities."...

And House Republicans think school reopenings may be their winning issue in key races in the 2022 midterm elections that could help them recapture the chamber.

Yeah, that sounds like Republicans turning back to one of their normal scare tactics.

They may have calculated wrong, however, because look at the bottom headline on the same NBC News page...

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(My bold.)

“Today, the CDC met fear of the pandemic with facts and evidence,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, in a statement. “For the first time since the start of this pandemic, we have a rigorous road map, based on science, that our members can use to fight for a safe reopening.”
“Of course, this set of safeguards should have been done 10 months ago,” said Weingarten, adding that the AFT released recommendations in April similar to those in the CDC plan. “Instead, the previous administration meddled with the facts and stoked mass chaos and confusion.”

Good luck with this crass appeal to suburban mothers, Republicans.
 
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