Teachers unions have increased their political donations to Democrats since schools shut down, a new report from Roll Call suggests.
Since schooling in the United States was confined to remote learning, the infamous American Federation of Teachers PAC, whose president Randi Weingarten used anti-Semitic rhetoric to further justify keeping schools closed, donated more than $1.6 million to mostly Democrats and left-leaning political action committees.
One million dollars of that total donation went to a super PAC specifically dedicated to bolstering liberal candidates, significantly outpacing the $45,000 the union awarded to committees “in the first three months of 2019, the same point in the two-year election cycle.”
These donations, Weingarten admitted to Roll Call, will encourage the candidates who benefit from the money to cater to the union’s needs and “help Americans thrive: by creating opportunity and equity through public education (from pre-K through college), voting rights and labor rights.”
The National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the