Andover and Braintree are school districts where the School Committee voted to go with hybrid learning, meaning some days the kids are in school and other days it’s “remote learning.” This is dumb because there’s no reason schools shouldn’t fully reopen, but it’s better than entirely remote for now. However, the unions in both districts have decided that they’re gonna do whatever they feel like doing instead because teachers unions right now are acting like spoiled children who have never been told “no” and don’t know what to do.
WCVB: Teachers in Andover returned to work Monday for an in-person development day but refused to enter the school buildings. Monday was supposed to be the first of 10 in-person professional development days for teachers before students start hybrid-learning on Sept. 16, however the Andover Education Association voted overwhelmingly last week to start the year remotely.
“We’re going to work today. We’re going to do our job. We’re going to do it remotely outside of the school buildings,” said Matt Bach, president of the Andover Education Association.
The Andover School District said the workplace safety action is really an illegal work stoppage, writing “Today’s action by the Andover Education Association shows a disregard for our families and students, who have confidence in the district’s work to ensure our buildings are safe for our students and staff.”
The School Committee will hold an executive session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss options for litigation, adding that they expect educators to continue their professional development in school buildings Tuesday.
“I think there’s just a growing group of parents who are really frustrated at this point and super concerned. This has become about so much more than our kids, and our kids belong in school,” parent Stephanie Sweet said. “I think that the issues between the union and the school district are really starting to cloud what’s most important in this.”
“We are OK with the added safety measures. We are not OK with teachers refusing to show up at school,” she said.
The media should call this what it is – a paid strike. Teachers work for the the taxpayers. Their employer is the School Committee, who has voted for them to return to work inside the building. Their opinions on what is and isn’t “safe” is irrelevant. If they don’t like it they’re free to quit. But parents and pretty much everyone else in the world has had quite enough of the whining coming from teachers, when we can’t send our kids to school and are expected to quit our jobs in order to do theirs for them, because they’re afraid of a virus that has virtually no chance of killing or hospitalizing them. I’m glad to see the parents finally speaking out and the SC talking to their attorneys about how to handle this.
This is the Andover Educator’s Association President Matthew Bach.
As you can see, he went with the tenured college professor look, but apparently couldn’t get a job in higher education so he teachers in the public schools instead. If he doesn’t do his job and go to work as he’s been dictated to then he should be fired. Plain and simple. He’s being insubordinate and urging other teachers to do the same. The only people being hurt by their selfish actions are the kids, who they clearly do not give a shit about as they enjoy their nice day lounging on the grass.
Meanwhile in Braintree they have something similar brewing.
“We do not believe that….”
What you believe doesn’t matter. The community feels safe enough to send their kids back, they pay your salary, the SC said you have to go back, so you must go back.
“We will conduct our work remotely.”
Oh I see – you set policy now. If you don’t feel like doing what your employer tells you to do you can just tell them to fuck off now. Ya know, because people travel to Braintree.
Unlike every other town in America where a wall keeps foreigners at bay.
Again, if the union led by Claire Brady and Hillary Carpinella don’t feel like going back, they’re more than welcome to find a new line of work where listening to your boss is optional.
BTW, this was Braintree teachers over the summer.
They’re really afraid of going back to work because then they’d have to be near each other and could spread commie cold. But standing shoulder to shoulder without masks on is cool because they have a sign. Ya know, because…science.
Just going through the MTA’s Facebook page will drive you insane too.
“Why would we need to be in the building in order to teach.”
Maybe because that’s where the kids are, you brain dead moron. I’ve never seen such a group of pathetic cowards in my life.
These same people will tell you to “stop whining” if you complain about it too.
Bitch, plenty of my taxes go to you already, and I’m fine with that because I support public education. But a big part of public education is having functioning schools where kids can go to learn. We don’t have that because your bitch ass is afraid of a pussy virus that killed less than 10,000 Americans. According to the CDC just 6% of reported COVID deaths were completely attributed to COVID. Most were extremely sick already. So unless you have a doctor’s note saying that commie cold could push you over the top if you get it, then you need to get your ass back to work and stop crying about a virus that we’re all gonna get eventually. Stop hiding from commie cold.
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