Cuomo Admits Virus Isn’t Spreading in Schools, Vows to Close Them Anyway Because of Deal With Teachers Union

Nov 15, 2020 by

Sad.

During an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo essentially admitted that schools in NYC may close next week, not because the virus is spreading in schools, but because of a general agreement the city made with the all powerful Democrat run teachers unions.

“Are schools going to close on Monday if we top three percent,” Tur asked.

Cuomo answered “Yep. Because the way it works in New York with schools, we have 700 local school districts, and we set parameters and we let local governments then set parameters for their particular district with their parents and with their teachers.”

Cuomo then admitted that covid is not being spread in a major way in schools when he said “we’re not seeing spread in the schools. You see a very low percentage of positivity in the schools.”

Later in the interview Cuomo explained exactly why schools in NYC might close despite the fact that covid is not spreading in the schools “The local school districts consulted their parents, the teachers at the time, the teachers union at the time and they came up with a an agreement about the conditions that would open the schools and what would close the schools.”

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“The agreement in New York City was just that,” Cuomo added. “If the infection rate in New York City went above three percent, the schools close. That was the agreement.”

Watch the entire exchange via MSNBC:

So basically schools in NYC may close as soon as Monday, even though covid is not spreading in schools, because of an agreement between the district and the teachers union.

So the plan is to throw the kids, and the parents of those kids, under the bus to make the teachers and their unions happy.

Sad, pathetic and entirely predictable.

Read this eye opening transcript:

TUR: “Are schools going to close on Monday if we top three percent?”

CUOMO: “Yep. Because the way it works in New York with schools, we have 700 local school districts, and we set parameters and we let local governments then set parameters for their particular district with their parents and with their teachers.

New York City set three percent as the agreement. If the number goes over three percent, the infection rate, which by the way is very low, right, almost 80 percent of the states are above three percent. Three percent is a low number.

But if it goes over three percent, the schools will close. The question then will be how quickly can we reopen them. And we’ve learned a lot over the past few months. We now do a tremendous amount of testing in the schools.

And what we’ve learned, Katy, is we’re not seeing spread in the schools. You see a very low percentage of positivity in the schools.

So even though you have a jurisdiction that may be at three percent, that doesn’t mean the schools are what’s spreading it, and we have to take that into consideration and I think that will facilitate a reopening.”

TUR: “So why close the schools if the schools aren’t the problem? Why do that to parents?”

CUOMO: “Well, because the agreement, local school districts, remember where we were. Parents were nervous and everybody was nervous.

The local school districts consulted their parents, the teachers at the time, the teachers union at the time and they came up with a an agreement about the conditions that would open the schools and what would close the schools.

The agreement in New York City was just that. If the infection rate in New York City went above three percent, the schools close. That was the agreement.”

TUR: “Governor Andrew Cuomo, I have dominated way too much of your time today. Thank you so much for sticking around and answering all of the questions. We appreciate it. I certainly appreciate it. Thank you, sir.”

CUOMO: “My pleasure, Katy.”

Source: Cuomo Admits Virus Isn’t Spreading in Schools, Vows to Close Them Anyway Because of Deal With Teachers Union

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