Amid reports of severe learning loss suffered by American children during school closures, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten is trying to deflect the blame for the widespread school closures onto the Trump administration.
“While former President Donald Trump and his education secretary, Ms. [Betsy] DeVos, ranted and raved, their successors put the safety measures in place to get reopening done,” Weingarten claimed in a letter published Sunday in The Wall Street Journal.
The letter is a response to the newspaper’s earlier editorial, which called out the AFT for driving the nationwide shutdown of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its recent effort to rewrite history and rebrand itself as a champion of school reopening….


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