Teachers’ Unions Frightened by Implications of Remote Learning

by James C. Sherlock

Well, never mind.

Mayor de Blasio announced Monday that New York City schools will be all in person this fall with no remote options.


If you haven’t been keeping up, the teachers’ unions have discovered that a lot of their members are replaceable by remote instructional content from commercial sources.

A lot of schools nationwide tried it this year and found it was not only better content, but way cheaper to pay for these services from commercial vendors than to pay their own teachers to provide it.

The National Guard won’t be able to keep many formerly stay-at-home teachers from their classrooms next year.

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4 responses to “Teachers’ Unions Frightened by Implications of Remote Learning”

  1. Wasn’t it just two weeks ago that the teachers union said they needed more time off to make sure the schools were safe and everyone was vaccinated?

    Well never mind. 😉

  2. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
    Dick Hall-Sizemore

    No, I am not surprised. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said about two weeks ago that all schools should be open in the fall. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/national-teachers-union-president-randi-weingarten-says-schools-must-reopen-n1267231

    I doubt if many school systems would opt for remote instructional content to replace the teachers. The content may be good, but a lot of remote instruction is not good for most students, as we learned this year. If the school systems truly think it is superior and cheaper, they could choose not to renew teacher contracts or to fill vacancies. It will be interesting what the situation is next fall.

    1. DJRippert Avatar

      The school systems don’t have to replace all the teachers. Just 25% would send the needed message.

      1. LarrytheG Avatar

        As if there is that many trained teachers available and not already working ?

        Just hire a bunch of slubs to replace them then attack them even more for failing SOLs? 😉

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