The teachers’ union pressured the CDC to amend its public health guidance on how and when schools should reopen, basing the policy on politics rather than on COVID science.
ATLANTA, May 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Communications unearthed in early May between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) show that the second biggest teachers’ union in the country lobbied the CDC to have school reopening delayed. Weeks later, CDC top brass resign.
Analysis from the Education Intelligence Agency estimated that the AFT donated roughly $9.8 million during the 2020 election cycle to the Democrats. With President Joe Biden having taken office, the union subsequently found public policy favoring their interests.