“There’s just no reason not to have the schools open,” said former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on MSNBC.
“I think that what we are doing to poor kids is a disgrace. These poor kids are not in school. They will never recover from this,” continued Bloomberg. “And they had a bad education experience anyways. We have not had good schools for poor kids. And this now is just so much worse.”
Bloomberg called on President Joe Biden to “stand up to the unions and teachers unions.”
“You know, the teachers say, well, I don’t want to go back because it’s dangerous. We have a lot of city and state and federal employees who run risks. That’s part of the job,” said the former New York mayor.
“The virtual classes are a joke. It is worse than a joke. Poor people don’t have iPads, they don’t have Wi-Fi. They don’t have somebody at home to sit during the day and force the child to pay attention. And without that, the virtual learning just does not exist. And the teachers unions you see in Chicago and in New York, we’ve had problems. It’s time for Joe Biden to stand up and say the kids are the most important things and important players here and the teachers just are going to have to suck it up and stand up and provide an education. Otherwise, these kids have no chance whatsoever.”
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