Teacher Glenn Sacks: Trump demand that schools reopen endangers millions of students and their families

Source: Fox News - View Original Article
Published: Aug 01, 2020
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51% Conservative


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 51% Conservative:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Charter Schools
  • 2 positive sentiments and 1 negative sentiment for Public Education Spending.


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94% "While doctors tell us that it is very rare for children to die from the coronavirus, the kids could very well come home with the virus and transmit it to a parent, grandparent or other family members who could become critically ill or die."
92% "COVID-19 and the school reopening crisis have put education front and center as the election approaches."
90% "She was surprised that I was surprised -- her life, difficult as it has been, is not uncommon."
88% "One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear."
80% "Trump and DeVos clearly understand little about life in big city schools."
70% "According to Trump, the buck always stops somewhere else -- certainly never with him."
58% "Where's your plan Sec."
57% "However, Biden does make important proposals regarding special education, school psychologists and counselors, and vocational programs."
50% "In Detroit it's 86 percent."
-60% "Betsy DeVos?"
-70% "The president seems to feel neither he nor the federal government are responsible for any of this preparation."
-71% "Most schools have been closed for in-person instruction since mid-March due to the pandemic."
-81% "Yet evaluations of D.C.'s Opportunity Scholarship Program found that, among other problems, math scores were significantly lower for students who received and used the voucher than for students who applied but did not get the voucher and who remained in public schools."
-97% "In over half the states studied, private voucher school teachers weren't even required to have a bachelor's degree."
-98% "The educational advocacy organization Public Funds Public Schools summarizes a litany of voucher disappointments: Studies of voucher programs across the country have found that students who participate in private school voucher programs fare worse academically than students educated in public schools, and in some cases dramatically worse."

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94% : While doctors tell us that it is very rare for children to die from the coronavirus, the kids could very well come home with the virus and transmit it to a parent, grandparent or other family members who could become critically ill or die.
92% : One of my best students lived in her living room with two of her siblings for two years.
92% : COVID-19 and the school reopening crisis have put education front and center as the election approaches.
90% : She was surprised that I was surprised -- her life, difficult as it has been, is not uncommon.
88% : One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear."
87% : TRUMP WANTS $105B FOR SCHOOLS ADDED
86% : In New York City schools the figure is 73 percent.
85% : Like every teacher I've ever known, I entered the profession because I care about kids and want to give them the best education possible.
85% : But I certainly don't want to do anything to endanger the health and lives of my students or their families.
85% : In the Los Angeles Unified School District, 80 percent of students live at or below the poverty line.
84% : I certainly don't want to do anything to endanger the health and lives of my students or their families.
82% : If these kids come home with COVID-19, their entire families are most likely going to get it.
81% : As a high school social studies teacher and co-chairman of the United Teachers Los Angeles at my school, I know that the president's view of public schools is as distorted and erroneous as his view of the coronavirus pandemic. TEACHERS UNION HEAD ACCUSES DEVOS, CDC CHIEF REDFIELD OF '
80% : Teachers Union president on school health precautions:
80% : Trump and DeVos clearly understand little about life in big city schools.
79% : It is teacher unions that are fighting for what children need -- safe, properly funded public schools.
78% : Obama's Education Secretary Arne Duncan was hostile to teacher unions during his tenure, and later denounced United Teachers Los Angeles on the eve of our successful January 2019 strike.
76% : This way, they can make the decision that's best for them."
76% : n the face of this health crisis we need what teacher unions have been calling for -- significant federal investment in our schools to properly prepare them to reopen safely.
75% : I was surprised when I found out.
73% : "If the school is closed, the money should follow the student so the parents and families are in control of their own decisions," the president added.
71% : Moreover, several generations live under one roof.
70% : According to Trump, the buck always stops somewhere else -- certainly never with him.
69% : Conservatives falsely portray him as our puppet.
68% : President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are endangering the health and lives of millions of children and their families by demanding schools around the country reopen for in-person classes as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
68% : , SAYS KIDS CAN'T BE 'CAPTIVE TO OTHER FEARS
68% : Instead, Trump and DeVos are seeking to incite parents against the teacher unions that are trying to protect their children, and want to turn parents away from public schools.
68% : Usually, charter schools are the weapon that conservatives wield against public education.
67% : The president and education secretary seem to believe the only way students can get a good education is to abandon public schools and enroll in charters or private schools.
66% : The president's attack on public school teachers and unions makes about as much sense as Trump's prediction about the coronavirus Feb. 28, when he said: "It's going to disappear.
64% : In addition, Trump and DeVos are using the pandemic as an excuse to intensify their war on public schools, public school teachers and teacher unions.
63% : This time Trump and DeVos are pushing vouchers, but there are numerous problems with these programs.
62% : PLAYING FAST AND LOOSE' WITH SCHOOL REOPENINGS
62% : DEVOS RESPONDS TO THREATENED TEACHER STRIKES
58% : Where's your plan Sec.
57% : voucher program that Biden opposes.
57% : However, Biden does make important proposals regarding special education, school psychologists and counselors, and vocational programs.
55% : Republicans are using the crisis as an opportunity to push policies that harm public education and serve the few, while writing off the many.
54% : OR AGENDAS'
54% : However, the Obama-Biden administration was not particularly sympathetic to teacher unions -- it promoted charters as well as the "test and punish" regime tied to standardized test scores.
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50% : When he announced July 23 that he is asking Congress for $105 billion for schools as part of the next coronavirus stimulus bill, the president said: "If schools do not reopen, the funding should go to parents to send their child to [a] public, private, charter, religious or homeschool of their choice.
50% : Yet with the school year set to begin in just a few days or weeks around the country, astonishingly little has been done to prepare to reopen schools.
50% : In Detroit it's 86 percent.
47% : They want the American people to believe that public schools do a lousy job and that teacher unions are only interested in fattening teachers' paychecks and protecting incompetents.
46% : Teacher unions have rightly balked at throwing kids into schools without the necessary precautions in the middle of a COVID-19 surge.
46% : But Trump has scapegoated us for his own callousness and striking lack of foresight, and then used the pandemic crisis to push the anti-public school agenda that he and DeVos have embraced.
45% : NEXT CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS BILL
45% : "So we'd like the money to go to the parents of the student.
40% : Betsy DeVos?
38% : Senate Republicans have said they want to provide $5 billion for vouchers to send low-income public school students to private schools under their proposal for new coronavirus relief legislation.
38% : Education historian Diane Ravitch describes North Carolina's private school voucher program as "nothing more than a pass-through of public money to parents who want their children to have a religious schooling, without regard to quality."
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36% : The president specifically praised a Washington, D.C.
32% : For example, in 2018 the Grand Canyon Institute estimated that the cost of educating an Arizona student via a voucher program is 75 percent higher than the cost of educating a student in a public school. School finance authority Stephen Dyer explains that one Ohio voucher program "set aside 1/3 of the money the state spent on special needs students" so it could be used to "serve 3 percent of the special needs kids."
31% : These low-income students don't have their own bedrooms in big suburban houses -- they live in small, crowded apartments next to other small, crowded apartments.
31% : With their select cohort of students, charter schools can garner artificially inflated standardized test scores for conservatives to hype.
30% : The president seems to feel neither he nor the federal government are responsible for any of this preparation.
29% : Most schools have been closed for in-person instruction since mid-March due to the pandemic.
28% : Voucher programs also lack accountability.
27% : Biden has courted teacher unions.
25% : Instead, there have been more than 4.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) in the U.S. and more than 152,000 confirmed deaths.
23% : This left the other 97 percent of Ohio's special needs students with only two-thirds of the funds needed Moreover, vouchers are ineffectual.
23% : While former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont correctly condemns charters as a drain on public school finances, Biden's "Plan for Educators, Students, and our Future" is silent on them.
19% : Yet evaluations of D.C.'s Opportunity Scholarship Program found that, among other problems, math scores were significantly lower for students who received and used the voucher than for students who applied but did not get the voucher and who remained in public schools.
16% : Before that, she and her family lived in a church basement without electricity.
16% : A new EdWeek Research Center survey of 29 states with private school voucher programs found that "few require private schools to follow standard policies used to ensure transparency and accountability in the nation's public schools."
13% : Private school voucher programs drain money from public schools.
12% : Trump recently hammered former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, over Biden's opposition to voucher programs.
3% : In over half the states studied, private voucher school teachers weren't even required to have a bachelor's degree.
2% : The educational advocacy organization Public Funds Public Schools summarizes a litany of voucher disappointments: "Studies of voucher programs across the country have found that students who participate in private school voucher programs fare worse academically than students educated in public schools, and in some cases dramatically worse."

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