Teachers Unions Not Done With Shakedowns; Suddenly Won’t ‘Trust Science’

Not surprisingly, many teachers unions don’t agree that three feet is actually all that’s needed for safe social-distancing. Forget that three feet is now what the CDC is recommending for students. Instead, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) told the Biden administration Tuesday that it’s “not convinced” that anything less than six feet will keep everyone out of harm’s way, especially in schools with poor resources and poor ventilation. The AFT, the nation’s second-largest teachers union, expressed its concerns in a letter written in response to the top health agencies in the world reconfiguring safety guidelines for schools. “On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reduced its recommendation for social distancing within schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from six feet to three feet, citing studies of limited virus transmission and similar recommendations from the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics,” CBS News reported. But for whatever reason, teachers unions are holding out and holding onto guidelines set a year ago. “These updated recommendations provide the evidence-based roadmap to help schools reopen safely, and remain open, for in-person instruction,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement last week.  Despite all that, teachers […]



Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.