“When what you’re doing sounds like an Onion headline, stop,” Bill Maher advises the nation’s main establishments weekly on HBO. Here’s an instance from the president of a lecturers union.
Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of United Teachers of Los Angeles, informed LA Magazine that she shouldn’t be involved about the misplaced schooling college students amassed over the previous yr. In truth, Myart-Cruz thinks the college students are higher off, after studying the that means of an riot, a riot, and a protest.
Again, that is not an article from The Onion:
“It’s OK that our babies may not have learned all their times tables,” Myart-Cruz says. “They learned resilience. They learned survival. They learned critical-thinking skills. They know the difference between a riot and a protest. They know the words insurrection and coup.”
That’s a disgusting response from Myart-Cruz.
For background, the United Teachers of Los Angeles is the union that demanded lecturers not educate remotely for greater than 4 hours a day, regardless of pay for a full day. Moreover, UTLA posted the following headline to justify its actions:
“The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States underscores the deep equity and justice challenges arising from our profoundly racist, intensely unequal society.”
Such a press release intends to finish debate. However, it had the reverse impact.
Past research say that digital studying disproportionately hurts minority college students who don’t have entry to straightforward web necessities. And the LA Magazine additionally discovered that two-thirds of scholars largely ignored the project lecturers posted for them to perform.
So, I ask, Ms. Myart-Cruz: was it the pandemic that underscored “equity and justice challenges” or your union?
Luckily for college kids over which the UTLA has affect, the meanings of an riot and riot are conditions to all jobs throughout company America. The hell with the timetables, multiplication, studying, and social interplay.