your push to keep schools closed was unscientific and nefarious.
teachers unions held disadvantaged children's educations hostage for over a year

keeping schools closed gave them better positions to bargain for more funding, staffing, and power

meanwhile families were powerless and their children got the short end of the stick
the past year highlighted the main problem with K-12 education in America:

a massive power imbalance between teachers unions and families

the only way to fix this messed up set of incentives that's baked into the school system is to fund students directly and empower families.
thankfully the teachers unions overplayed their hand

families are waking up to the fact that there isn't any good reason to fund systems when we can fund students directly instead

teachers unions have done more to advance school choice than anyone could have ever imagined.

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3 May
"So it appears Weingarten’s claim is the exact opposite of reality."…
"But she has to make it, because the alternative is to admit that teachers are receiving the same pay, reduced hours, less oversight and, in many cases, protection from layoffs despite reduced enrollment — all with zero risk of contracting COVID at work."
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you don't advocate for students and you're not fooling anyone.
keeping schools closed for a year made students fall behind academically, mentally, and physically

all families should have the option of full-time in-person instruction

preventing families from having that choice is anti-student.
fighting against allowing families to take their children's education dollars to the education provider of their choosing - and against allowing families to access in-person learning - isn't "advocating for students"

let's get our priorities right and fund students, not systems.
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New Survey: 69% of California parents wouldn't choose district-run public schools if they had the choice.
District: 31%
Charter: 14%
Private: 55%
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29 Apr
Nebraska Senator Justin Wayne (D) calls out his colleagues' hypocrisy on supporting taxpayer dollars for families to use at private hospitals but not private schools.
"I'm going to bring an amendment to say that you cannot use Medicaid for private hospitals - that you can only go to a public hospital

But if you believe they should have a choice - then why is it different for kids in my neighborhood?"
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28 Apr
Nebraska Senator Justin Wayne (D) tells his colleagues he'll vote against the school choice bill if they agree to send their own kids to public schools.
"The only people who are opposing school choice today are the same people who have choice.

And many of them exercise that choice."
"Here's my offer: I will vote to kill this bill if you send your kids to one of the schools in my district that we're waiting to turn around.

Don't make a choice that you won't allow anybody else to make just based off of income."
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28 Apr
Nebraska Senator Justin Wayne (D):

"The people who oppose school choice in this matter are the same people who have school choice themselves."
LB 364: "Opportunity Scholarships Act"…
You can follow Senator Justin Wayne at @JustinTWayne

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