Under threat of recall California’s governor Gavin Newsom, with the help of the state’s Democrat legislative leaders, is trying to bribe school leaders with up to $6.6 billion in cash if they agree to at least partially re-open to in-person instruction by the end of March, as Fox 40 reports:
Newsom, who could face a recall election later this year spurred by his handling of the coronavirus, has been at odds with legislative leaders on the best way to encourage school districts to return students to the classroom. California can’t order schools to return to in-person instruction, but state officials can offer a lot of money to those that do.
The agreement sets aside $6.6 billion for schools that return to in-person instruction by March 31. The bill is a deal between Newsom, state Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, all Democrats. It was confirmed by Atkins’ office. Newsom’s office has scheduled a formal announcement for late Monday morning. …
To be eligible for this new money, districts in the most restrictive tier — known as the purple tier — must return to in-person instruction at least through second grade, the officials said.
Districts in the next highest tier, the red tier, must return to in-person instruction for all elementary school grades, plus at least one grade in middle and high school, the officials said.
The bill would not require all students and staff to be vaccinated before returning to the classroom. And it would not require districts to get approval from teachers’ unions before returning, the officials said.
This is truly a disgrace and rams home the point that teachers unions and public schools as currently configured are the best advertisement possible for sending your kids or grandkids to private schools.
The fact that teachers and district leaders apparently need to be bribed with billions to get them to do their jobs is beyond pathetic.
If teachers won’t return to in-person learning they should simply be fired rather than bribed as it would be much better to have a teacher shortage than to reward people who refuse to do the job they’re being paid to do.
No one who has the means should ever again let their children or grandchildren come within one hundred yards of a public school.
Give up the new car or vacation and get your kids or grandkids enrolled in private schools as fast as possible or better yet, home school if you can.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org