American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten attempted to dictate public health policy in schools to the CDC during a segment on MSNBC.
On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House”, Weingarten argued, without any scientific evidence to bolster her claim, that elementary school children will have to continue wearing masks and staying socially distant in schools.
“So, Randi, what you would like is for the CDC to issue guidance saying that any child under 12 should wear a mask in school and continue to social distance, I think it’s three feet now, not six. Would that be helpful?” asked host Nicole Wallace.
“Correct,” Weingarten said, adding, “In elementary schools, until we have the vaccines, it seems like, unfortunately, we’re going to have to still keep wearing our masks and be physically distant so that we don’t have outbreaks. Because we want to have school open.”
When did teachers’ unions suddenly become the prominent authority over the CDC when it comes to public health guidance?
The answer is, when Joe Biden’s CDC began actually consulting the AFT on school reopening guidance earlier this year, according to documents obtained earlier this month.