‘Kids Are Resilient And Kids Will Recover’: Nat’l Teachers’ Union President Dismisses Effects Of School Lockdowns

‘Kids Are Resilient And Kids Will Recover’: Nat’l Teachers’ Union President Dismisses Effects Of School Lockdowns


In an interview with Axios, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in reference to children who have been out of school for months, “kids are resilient and kids will recover.”

Axios’ Dan Primack asked, “Is there a point — and maybe you think we’re already past it — is there a point in which kids have been out of in-person school for so long that the education that they’ve lost isn’t really recoverable, that the third grade, the fourth grade, the kindergarten they lost, they can take extra semesters in the summer; they can do [that], but it can’t really be fixed?”

“No,” said Weingarten, whose union is the second largest teacher’s union in America, representing 1.7 million teachers. “I don’t believe that. I believe that kids are resilient and kids will recover. But we as adults have to meet their needs. Their emotional needs, their social needs, their learning needs.”

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