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Glenn Reynolds is correct: Public education is child abuse

Chicago, which has America’s third largest school district, has long been known for its exceptionally aggressive public teachers’ union that seems wedded to strikes.  What it doesn’t seem to be wedded to is teaching.  That’s especially true with the Wuhan virus.

Chicago teachers are refusing to return to classrooms, despite the educational and emotional disaster that long-distance learning is proving to be for kids.  Instead, six dance teachers offered an interpretative dance explaining why they prefer to stay home and get paid for short hours and minimally effective job performance.

At the beginning of the 2019 school year, Chicago’s public school students weren’t doing so well.  Forty-three percent of elementary school students couldn’t meet basic math metrics, and 37% couldn’t meet reading requirements.  The problem was blamed on the students’ “socio-economic status” rather than teaching quality, but the lack of enthusiasm the teachers are showing for returning to classroom duties indicates that there’s more going on than blaming poverty or racism.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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