Teachers Union President Randi Weingarten on Addressing Family Needs to Fully Reopen Schools

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, after recently stating that schools should fully reopen for in-person learning this fall, the union head told Cheddar that the focus on safety mitigation from President Biden and the ongoing vaccination efforts, has made her optimistic that such a goal will be achieved. Meanwhile, she also agreed with Los Angeles teachers union head Cecily Myart-Cruz who spoke with Cheddar on Thursday that more must be done to address the needs of the hardest-hit minority communities to make it all happen. "Kids need to be back in school, but we also need to make sure families live a dignified life," Weingarten said.
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