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With teachers’ unions proving to be a major roadblock in preventing struggling kids from returning to school, CBS Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan used her show Sunday to press the Biden administration to use his “bully pulpit” to provide “political cover” for his “fellow Democrats” in the unions. This, as students were committing suicide across the country due to isolation and depression from not being in school, and the COVID survival rate was over 99 percent.
Speaking to senior Biden advisor Cedric Richmond, Brennan pressed the administration to let teachers jump the line and get the coronavirus vaccines before many other essential workers:
Tell me about the plans right now, what you can do now. Should the federal government make it a priority to vaccinate teachers or instruct governors to push them towards the head of the line as essential workers?