We wouldn’t have seen this if it hadn’t been retweeted by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, who apparently has no clue how horrible a person she comes across as on Twitter. Weingarten, who claims her union has tried to reopen schools for in-person learning since April 2020, is cheering on an agreement between Detroit Public Schools and the teachers union there, which has won an agreement of up to $2,000 in hazard pay for in-person and blended classroom teachers.
✅Hazard pay for in-person & blended classroom teachers
✅Quarantine protocols in place in case of exposure & illness
Smaller class sizes
✅Masks, distancing, testing & PPE
Glad to see @DFT231 reach an agreement with Detroit Public Schools! #Back2Schoolhttps://t.co/bB5VMvumV9
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 26, 2021
Detroit Public Schools Community District reached an agreement with its teachers union for reopening schools that includes smaller class sizes, a separate district-operated virtual school and up to $2,000 in staff hazard pay and another $2,000 if teachers work in a blended learning environment.
After experiencing a 2,700-student drop in enrollment during the pandemic, the district’s other roughly 38,000 students were in a virtual learning program that kept them at home.
In April, [Superintendent Nikolai] Vitti offered $500 and two sick days to teachers and many other employees who prove they’ve taken a COVID-19 vaccine. Teachers working inside schools receive $750 per quarter for hazard pay during the pandemic.
The union president says he expects the majority of teachers to return to classrooms this fall.
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) July 27, 2021
— Shannon Dawson (@shannondawson23) July 27, 2021
This sounds more like a prison then a school😳
— Kelly Preseren (@KellyPreseren) July 26, 2021
What a disgrace.
— Jonathan Hanson (@JRH57702) July 27, 2021
Can you do much worse? Most aren't being taught anyway. This should be turned into a commercial for pulling kids out of public schools. Pure gold.
— Politicians Will Not Make Your Life Better (@2020Tyranny) July 27, 2021
Hazard pay to show up and work in one of the least hazardous places one could possibly work feels a bit too on-the-nose, even for teachers.
— Gina (@ginana13) July 26, 2021
We need hazard pay for the kids that have to go to your schools
— Jesus Matters. What is baked in your cake? (@usebigears) July 27, 2021
Hazard pay, oh good grief. Children are not hazardous you absolute lunatics.
— Your mom (@thsuburbanmommy) July 26, 2021
How about hazmat suits?💯🤡
— LisaMarieB (@LisaMarieB9) July 27, 2021
If teachers can shop at Walmart and travel to the beach they can show up to do their job
— sanitar dude (@opsdude99) July 26, 2021
Stop pretending you don’t know multiple states had 100% of their public schools 100% in person last year, with overall COVId stats better than states where schools were closed because of teachers’ histrionics
— NH (@TwoQuoque) July 26, 2021
Hazard pay. Lmao. Bunch of pussies. I've had to work in person during this whole pandemic. GFY.
— Pres Jim Eagle (@ThomasSzymon) July 27, 2021
Many of us haven't stopped working since this all started and didn't get hazard pay.
Go to work.
— Dr's Buried Chest High (@ProdigiousMrsB) July 27, 2021
See how the unions are moving the bar?
Give them more money or they'll steal ANOTHER year of education from millions of children.
— BifurcationBet (@BifurcationBet1) July 27, 2021
What a grifter you are.
— NJblondefortrump (@blondejerseygrl) July 26, 2021
Counteroffer: just do your damn jobs the way the rest of us have for the last 18 months. Quit begging for handouts like junkies on the dole
— Jack's Rhetorical Buzzsaw (@JackMartensite) July 27, 2021
Why are you pushing homeschooling so hard?
— Josh & His Warm Bowl of Soup (@BIGJoshInAZ) July 27, 2021
What could teachers do to make themselves look worse that they haven’t already done?
AFT president Randi Weingarten says ‘millions of Floridians’ are going to die because of Gov. Ron DeSantis https://t.co/p5zKzrK4OA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 14, 2021