We keep hearing we must follow the science on school safety, so who is the authority we rely on the determine what the science tells us? The National Institute of Health? The AMA? The CDC? Even the FDA?
Nope. the teacher’s union. The CDC changed its recommendations after being criticized by the NEA.
So, Teachers in general, not even science teachers, are dictating the rules to the Biden administration. How do they get to be the experts? 50 years ago I was an assistant in the Biology Dept and helped prepare the teaching materials for Education and Physical Fitness(Athletics) students. They took a combined single semester course on both Botany and Zoology. We called it the “Special Class.” There was also a one semester combined chemistry and physics course. I doubt things have gotten any better since.
Teachers are the least educated degreed graduates of all specialties in the sciences. So, why are they dictating how schools will operate to the Epidemiologists?