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Randi Weingarten gets slapped with another fact check for claiming she ‘always’ supported reopening schools

Media figures, education experts and politicians dunked on teachers union boss Randi Weingarten for claiming she was “always” in favor of reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve always advocated for safe reopening of schools,” Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), posted on X Tuesday. “Our role in @CDCgov guidance was one of many voices. Let’s focus on #RealSolutionsForKids and Communities, not cynical politics.”

Her post linked to an article in the American Independent titled, “American Federation of Teachers pushes back on GOP narrative about pandemic school closures.” 

Randi Weingarten gesturing to herself

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, reacts in front of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. April 26, 2023. (REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

“Randi Weingarten *desperately* wants to rewrite history,” Nicki Neily, the founder and president of Parents Defending Education (PDE) posted to X in response to Weingarten’s post. “I would too if I was responsible for locking kids out of the classroom after I forced the federal government to delay the full reopening of schools.” 

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Kendall Tietz is a Production Assistant with Fox News Digital. 


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