The Growing Power Of The Teachers Union


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While the cat’s away, the mice will play. For the sake of this metaphor, the cat represents school parents and their children — waylaid by a global pandemic — with little to do save for purchasing better webcams and hope the tiny picture inside the screen knows what it’s talking about.

That leaves our mice — fascinating little buggers. For example, did you know the most prominent temperament associated with mice is dominance?

…and so we have our teachers unions, flexing on the nation’s education system, whilst parents juggle a job, remote learning, and the never-ending search for that Google Classroom login info.

All that’s to say, we’ve been distracted. And teachers unions like the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have been making some controversial changes — expanding their influence and power over policy — while most of us can’t even muster the strength to get out to a PTA meeting.

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