The beginning of a New York Times reporter’s thread on the disaster that has resulted in the ongoing (in many areas) suspension of in-person learning contains an estimate about how many kids have dropped out of school:

And the pandemic has been the excuse, but the reason this has happened is because of teachers’ unions and Democrats.

Teachers unions saying they’re doing this “for the children” is a total crock.

Meanwhile, platitudes & BS from AFT President and Randi Weingarten:

While lives are being destroyed, schools are being asked to “reimagine our accountability systems”:

Does that all make it sound like this has anything to do with Covid-19 anymore? Oh, and speaking of accountability…

They certainly haven’t been so far.