The Chicago Teachers Union became the latest large teachers' union to object to teachers returning to the classroom on Monday, going so far as to authorize members to flatly refuse to return to the classroom as ordered by the Chicago Public School system. Less than two weeks ago, the Los Angeles School Board voted toContinue reading "Commentary: Here's what teachers' unions' refusal to permit a return to classroom learning says about how important they think teachers really are"
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has bad news for his people: It will be literally years before the state's job market recovers from the hit it took during the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive loss of jobs the Empire State experienced came largely as a result of COVID-19 lockdown policies instituted at the hands ofContinue reading "After locking down New York, Gov. Cuomo forecasts state's decimated job market won't recover from COVID-19 until 2025"
Teachers' unions in California have been remarkably successful thus far at using public pressure to keep the government from forcing them to return to their classrooms on even a part-time basis, as workers in virtually every other field in America have done, and as teachers across most of the rest of the country have done.Continue reading "Los Angeles school board authorizes district to sue Gavin Newsom over his plan to reopen schools"
Remember Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise's expletive-laden rant against workers reportedly violating COVID-19 protocols on the set of his "Mission: Impossible 7" movie last month — the one where he screamed about how the "motherf***ers" who violated on-set pandemic policies would be fired if they ever did it again?A refresher: "They're back there in Hollywood makingContinue reading "Tom Cruise takes COVID protocol enforcement to the next level a month after infamous rant: UK paper says he bought 2 robots to patrol the movie set"
By all accounts, Los Angeles and its surrounding areas have consistently had some of the strictest — if not the strictest — lockdown measures in the country. They were one of the first areas of the country to institute a "stay at home order," one of the last areas of the country to partially reopenContinue reading "Despite draconian lockdown measures, Los Angeles is now the nation's hottest spot for COVID-19 infections"
In a scathing editorial posted Monday night, the New York Post editorial board demanded that teachers get back in the classrooms for in-person learning and unions get out of the way now that New York City is vaccinating teachers against COVID. What's happening? New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced over the weekend thatContinue reading "'Get back on the job': New York Post demands that all schools reopen full-time now that teachers have been given vaccines, pulls no punches on unions"
California's Bay Area has had its share of COVID shutdown woes and controversies — and the hits just keep on coming. Now the region's residents will be under an indefinite stay-at-home lockdown order. What is happening? No one will forget Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's hypocritical decision to dine at a Napa wine country restaurant inContinue reading "California liberals extend Bay Area 'stay-at-home' order indefinitely"
Democratic politicians have been studiously pushing back the goalposts for reopening businesses in their jurisdictions ever since the American people were told last March that a two- or four-week shutdown was necessary to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. Lately, the stated goalpost has been moved all the way back to "until a vaccine is widelyContinue reading "Even Andrew Cuomo admits: 'We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass.'"
The Los Angeles Unified School District has announced that students will be required to show proof that they have received a vaccine for the novel coronavirus before returning to in-person learning, according to a report from Fox News. According to District Superintendent Austin Beutner, parents who have concerns about the safety of the vaccine willContinue reading "Students in Los Angeles will be required to get COVID vaccine before returning to school"
The city of Manhattan Beach, California, is really worried about a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. In fact, city fathers are so worried that they have issued a new edict for their subjects: No sitting on public property. That's right: Residents will no longer be permitted to use the city's seating on publicly owned landsContinue reading "California city bans public sitting, removes seats from public property in attempt to battle COVID-19 spike"