The front-running candidate for mayor picks a fight with one of the city's most powerful unions
As a 54 year member of the UFT and aligned with various groups in opposition to the UFT leadership (a founding member of MORE but no longer aligned) this analysis is nuanced and thoughtful demonstrating a deep understanding of the issues. De Blasio has been a disaster in many ways and you don’t know the half of it under his tenure. But on the dangers of opening schools you are off. Teachers have no faith in competency including assuring their safety. Lies and misinformation and little level of competence including testing and contact tracing and even covering up positive cases according to rank and file reports. And not much faith in Mulgrew either. But I do get the political line he has to walk as Educational industrial complex gears up to use this crisis to attack public schools and gut teacher unions. Utla and ctu are run by left wing groups similar to MORE because they have more democratic structures unlike the UFT which has been run by the same party since its founding in 1960.
Yang's position on the Jewish schools is disgusting. Chicken.
Thank you for this. That graph about how Trump poisoned this is EXACTLY right.