World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 12 Mar, 2021 09:45 am

Arizona governor fully reopens schools and businesses with union backing

Arizona governor fully reopens schools and businesses with union backing
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey issued a draconian executive order on March 3 which requires schools to reopen by March 15 or following spring break, followed by another order on March 5 to reopen all businesses to 100 percent capacity, only leaving the mask mandate in place.

Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey issued a draconian executive order on March 3 which requires schools to reopen by March 15 or following spring break, followed by another order on March 5 to reopen all businesses to 100 percent capacity, only leaving the mask mandate in place.When a reporter asked what his “immediate reaction to the executive order to have all students back in person by March 15” was, Thomas stated that: “It’s really curious, most districts are either already in-person or were heading there just after spring break.This is right after spring break.More than half of Arizona’s schools are open and offering in-person options.

” The reopening of Arizona schools is being perpetrated with the full support of the Arizona Educators Association (AEA), which is affiliated with the National Educators Association (NEA), and the Arizona Educators United (AEU)/#RedForEd grouping affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).” By any objective scientific measure, Arizona schools and non-essential businesses are not safe to open.

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