Arizona Gov. Ducey takes on teachers unions, vows to support students and their families

Arizona’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey has announced a bold new policy to combat the COVID-related policies of the Democratic Party machines and their patrons in teachers unions, which have alienated many parents.

According to Breitbart, Gov. Ducey told Fox News that Arizona will stand up to the “union thugs” by giving parents $7,000 to send their kids to another school if their regular school closes.

“We want to empower our families”

The surge in cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has led many teachers unions to push for a return to “remote” learning — which, as many parents have discovered, isn’t really “learning” at all — in many parts of the country.

Already, nearly 5,000 schools have closed since the latest surge began, despite the mild severity of the variant. The forefront of this pro-union, anti-child movement is in Chicago, where the teachers unions have succeeded in milking the COVID cow to shut schools down again.

Ducey told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner that Arizona will refund parents who are inconvenienced by the unions playing games with their kids’ futures. Parents will get money back if school is closed for “even one day,” he said.

“Arizona children are in school, Arizona kids are going to stay in their classroom, and we’re not going to let the union thugs play Chicago-like games in Arizona,” Ducey said, according to Breitbart.

“So, we want to empower our families, we want to empower our students,” he said, “not these systems that have been hurting our kids.”

“We need to get our kids caught up”

Throughout the pandemic, kids have been deprived of education, socialization, and sports by policymakers seeking to appease cowardly adults. In some New York City schools, students are eating lunch in the freezing cold, despite the low risk that the coronavirus poses to children.

The continued push for “remote learning” comes as Democrats have begun to cautiously acknowledge the destructive effects of the lockdowns, which they are still blaming on the pandemic rather than their deliberate policy choices.

Underscoring the importance of keeping schools open, Ducey noted this week that many kids have grown depressed and have fallen behind in their learning.

“We need to get our kids caught up, we need to keep them back in the classroom, and we need to support these families,” Ducey said, according to Breitbart.

It’s become customary to say that kids have “sacrificed” through the pandemic, but it would be more accurate to say they have been sacrificed. The lunacy needs to stop. As Democrats push for the third year of COVID restrictions, it’s good to see some kind of response from the Republicans forming.

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