The United Federation of Teachers, which represents most teachers in New York City’s public schools, is urging teachers to not only rat out quarantine rule violators — see students — but to take photographs to document the violations.
In furtherance of the pandemic-induced “snitch society” being ushered in by those succumbing to fear, the UFT posted a tweet urging educators to “document issues” regarding the city’s quarantine mandate.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced changes to COVID-19 safety policies last week, overriding the city’s previous policy of requiring unvaccinated students to quarantine for 10 days if someone in their class tested positive. The new policy is consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, which “excludes students who were between 3 to 6 feet of an infected student if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.”
“If you encounter issues in your classroom related to the mayor’s new quarantine guidelines for students, including cases where students are not able to maintain 3 feet of distance, please use this form to document them,” the tweet read.
UFT then linked to an online form where teachers can report violations by uploading information that can include up to five photos. The form also asks the teachers to include their name and personal phone number, as well as their school and its location.
If you encounter issues in your classroom related to the mayor’s new quarantine guidelines for students, including cases where students are not able to maintain 3 feet of distance, please use this form to document them: https://t.co/3FWGQ1Z5C9
— UFT (@UFT) September 26, 2021
The form states: “Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sept. 20 that students would no longer have to quarantine after a positive COVID case in their classroom as long as they were properly masked and three feet apart. Please use this form to document any issues in your classroom related to these new quarantine guidelines, including situations where students are seated with less than three feet of distance. You may submit photos and/or describe interactions with the DOE’s test and trace investigators.”
A federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction against a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for NYC educators that was set to go into effect next week, sending the case to a three-judge circuit court panel for review, according to Fox News.
While the ruling temporarily blocks enforcement of the mandate, the network reported that New York City schools are facing “a looming staffing crisis.”
Not that this is deterring officials.
“We’re confident our vaccine mandate will continue to be upheld once all the facts have been presented, because that is the level of protection our students and staff deserve,” said NYC Department of Education spokesperson Danielle Filson.
As for the union’s actions, believe it or not, some are complaining that it’s not enough or too little, too late.
You didn’t need @NYCMayor to issue new quarantine guidelines to know that NO NYC SCHOOL can follow 3 feet of distance safely. We knew this before school started – you should have too. Too little too late with your “form.”
— Elissa Reilly (@ElissaReilly) September 26, 2021
More rational folks who see the bigger picture had a different take. Here’s a sampling of some of those responses from Twitter:
Adults taking pictures of children…
— Certs (@CertsVA) September 27, 2021
Students took videos of Marxist Teachers to get them removed, now Teachers recording Students to get them removed.
Guess they did learn thing about the Cold War – Mutually Assured Destruction.
— Sky Warrior (@WayaAsgitsa) September 27, 2021
If the teachers Unions spent just a portion of their time and effort looking for ways to help students have a more productive and enjoyable politics free learning experience, American education would not be in such a sad state of affairs. @SmigielSr
— Mike Smigiel, Sr (@SmigielSr) September 27, 2021
Nineteen Eighty-Four! Just need to start putting up the posters in the schools!
— RabbitsFootMinstrel (@FSWalcott) September 27, 2021
Mark my words! Every single classroom in Every NYC public school will be using this form..So get ready!
— NickkiC (@NickiBean8) September 26, 2021
The rats in NYC just aren’t in the sewers. https://t.co/cKPJgTr6gK
— TheSeventhBrat 🇺🇸 (@TheSeventhBrat) September 27, 2021
I have a serious prob w you posting pictures of my child while shes in the care of the nyc public school system. Are you kidding me?
— honeybadgeruesny (@adventurep1234) September 26, 2021
Suggesting teachers take pictures of kids covertly & without consent is appalling and surely not legal — building a database of photos of NYC children is epically insane. Just from a tech perspective this is some messed up stuff… @karaswisher @jack
— Shannon Edwards (@NYLONDONBIZ) September 27, 2021
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