For all their talk about following the science and listening to the experts, Democrats have refused to apply that to reopening schools, even though states such as Florida and Texas have had them open since the start of the fall semester. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that “there is increasing data to support that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest teachers need to be vaccinated,” which was downplayed by the Biden administration…

The “party of science” messaging will always take a back seat to the reality that Democrats are the party of whatever unions say they are. In this case, Democratic mayors who actually have to deal with school closures are left to fend for themselves, while Biden and Senate Democrats let teachers unions know that no child’s education will take priority over union demands.