(TargetLiberty.org) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has been dragging his feet on getting the city’s schools open. He was criticized earlier this month for pushing back the start of in-person classes from September 10 to September 21 – and now he’s delayed it again.
De Blasio announced Tuesday, September 15, that all K-12 classes will be restricted to remote learning until the end of the month. K-5 through K-8 schools won’t start in-person classes until September 29 and middle and high schools follow on October 1.
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) September 17, 2020
The reason for this latest delay is the agreement de Blasio struck with the teachers’ unions to get the schools open in the first place. The deal is teachers only have to teach remote or in-person classes, not both, so NYC simply doesn’t have enough instructors. More are being hired — at a cost to taxpayers of up to $50 million — but it hasn’t happened fast enough to get classes open on September 21. Both taxpayers and students are paying a heavy price for de Blasio’s subservience to the teachers’ unions.
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