It is indeed regrettable that our teachers have fallen from grace. Most of the blame should go to the unions, who hold sway over our elected officials. The teachers union gave Gov. Newsom the maximum allowed during his election and he will not challenge them. Instead he has offed billions in incentives with no requirements that the schools reopen. Meanwhile, his kids are attending class at a private school.
As Jon Mays pointed out in his March 5 column, “Gov. Gavin Newsom, teachers and goodwill,” our teachers care deeply about their students and would likely opt to be in class when it is allowed. I wish the unions had as much concern for the students and their families, who have suffered greatly, while they capitalize on their political clout.