Newsom, facing recall, clashes with teachers' unions over reopening

Teachers unions have reportedly said they will not send their members into an unsafe environment, calling for all teachers to be vaccinated before returning to the classroom.

But Newsom has told educators that it is unrealistic to vaccinate all teachers before school starts due to the shortage of jabs, according to the Associated Press…

Newsom has said he will not force public schools to reopen but instead wants to “incentivize” them, proposing a $2 billion plan, called “Safe Schools for All”.

The plan has been met with criticism from superintendents, unions and lawmakers, according to AP. In a video conference meeting with the Association of California School Administrators, Newsom reportedly implored them to find a solution to reopen, saying: “If we wait for the perfect, we might as well just pack it up.”