Psaki: White House wants to see Chicago Public Schools open
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said President Biden wants to see schools open, citing the mental health implications on children, as Chicago Public Schools closed for a fourth day.
"And we will continue to be in touch with local leaders in Chicago to work to get their schools open,” she said.
Honestly this is a non-story.
Psaki was asked what the admins message to the teachers union was and she gave the same answer as she did last week. The admin is not taking a side and not even implying which side they support. Just that they support students being taught in an in-person setting.
I'm honestly curious why there is so much national attention on Chicago possibly being remote. I work with schools all over the country, and there are A LOT of districts that have gone remote since Jan 3. So not sure why people are acting like CTU wanting it is some crazy ask.
My reading of this is that the White Houses realizes that while there are amplified voices on Twitter and people clapping on the streets for the CTU, many parents/voters are quietly turning on teachers unions and that this standoff will be an enormous electoral liability for the Democratic party.
Dang. Joe Biden is determined to be the first Democratic president since Carter to serve one term. I mean, aside from the fact that he’s quite advanced in years, he’s doing all he can to alienate the cobbled together coalition that got him elected. Professional politics at a master level
Of course they do. Otherwise you’re going to see President Ron DeSantis in 2024.
Idgaf what Biden and Psaki want. Come broker a negotiation or stfu.
I would love to see a good national policy and leadership on this. I would have loved to see that 2 years ago. But fuck this whisper/hint bullshit. You got something to say, say it. Just sticking your opinion on someone else problems 'unoffical' like is not what I want from president.
Why do reporters keep asking the white house press secretary about local' government business?
Well the White House can shit in one hand and want this in the other hand and see which one gets full first. If the White House wants Chicago schools open the White House is going to have to fulfill the needs of CTU teachers or Joe can come and substitute teach.
The White House just wants to suck enough corporate dick but I think the White House can go get fucked.
They seem to say that covid is the state's problem until local workers in a state don't want to put themselves in danger by going back to work in hellish conditions. Fuck The White House and fuck Joe Biden. Joe Biden is my president and he can go suck a dick.