Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) is blaming teachers unions for keeping schools in his state closed even though he has met their main demands for reopening schools.
The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker reported Wednesday that Hogan said in an interview that he has invested $1 billion of federal aid given to Maryland to retrofit school buildings to protect the health and safety of students and teachers, provided 1 million coronavirus test kits to schools, and ensured that teachers were at the front of the line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Despite all this, teachers unions refuse to return to schools, which Hogan said is leading to learning gaps among groups of students.
“It’s critically important that we get our kids back in school. It’s been nearly a year, and the learning loss is incredible, particularly among the most disadvantaged kids from minority communities,” Hogan told the Examiner. “Most of the teachers that we talk to, everywhere, are dying to get