This is Julie Pendelton Winans, a music teacher at Mason Road Elementary and Dudley Elementary School in Dudley.
I used to teach in the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District and they’re one of the few that’s doing some sort of hybrid learning instead of going completely remote, which is not an education. Julie is one of those “only when it’s safe” teachers who is refusing to go back to work despite not being in any danger of dying from COVID. Yesterday she posted this on Facebook.
You can’t make up this amount of bullshit if you tried. The woman who says she would step in front of a bullet to save your kid is refusing to go to work and teach your kid music because she’s afraid that she might catch a virus that has a 99.98% recovery rate for people in her demographic.
She then updated her post and said that she didn’t sign up for this when she become a teacher.
Unlike everyone else who has gone back to work and chose their job based on the assumption that a virus would come around that almost exclusively preys on the elderly. She only became a teacher because she wanted to “sing, dance, and play instruments.” When you take a job there are never obstacles thrown at you that you must adjust to. Ever. It’s up to parents to make adjustments by quitting their jobs and teaching their kids at home because the music teacher is scared of a virus.
Other teachers of course agreed.
“I think this needs to be said louder for the idiots in the back.”
Kristin Griffiths is a former coworker of mine and I’m honestly not surprised to hear her say something as arrogant and condescending as that. Anyone who agrees with the American Pediatrics Association that schools are safe and should be reopened is an “idiot” and you need to say it louder because stupid people only process things when they’re loud.
What teachers like this have shown us by refusing to educate our kids because they feel “unsafe” is that if a shooter ever came to the school they’d throw your crotch fruit in front of them and hide under their desk. They pretend to wanna get back in the classroom by saying, “I really miss my kids,” but they don’t. They just pretend to care about other people besides themselves. But a a technology teacher from Mason Road Elementary named Beth Simoncini came out and said what they really mean.
“I pick mine over yours every single day of the week and twice on Sundays.”
When I taught at Shepherd Hill I got suspended without pay for 3 days because I wrote a blog post on AidanFromWorcester.com where I opined that the anti-bullying curriculum trains kids to become victims, because this went against the district’s policy on bullying. I wonder what the district’s policy is on teachers openly saying that they’d do nothing to protect your kids in the event of a school shooting?
But at least she’s honest. She prioritizes herself over the kids. She doesn’t pretend to be brave or care about the fact that they’re not getting an education. She’s afraid of a virus so they’ll have to fuck off and get an education on their own, which is exactly what remote learning is.
Teachers I talk to every day are embarrassed by loud mouths like this and say they wanna go back as soon as possible. They know that if they stated that publicly they’d be accused of trying to kill kids, so they self-censor like I used to when I was teaching. They know that remote learning isn’t an education, and they’ve looked at the data which shows them that kids and faculty are much more likely to be killed by the flu than they are by commie cold. But we don’t shut down schools for the flu and we shouldn’t shut down for this. Get back to work like everyone else.
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