Ignoring Scientific Recommendations, First Term Democratic Legislators Vote To Keep Students Out of Classrooms

This afternoon first term Democratic legislators Rep. Brian Farkas, Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs, and Rep. Ricky Hurtado took the first significant vote of their careers – to keep students out of classrooms.

House Republican Caucus Director Stephen Wiley said, “The science is clear – schools can safely re-open for in person instruction, but Farkas, Cooper-Suggs, and Hurtado have staked out a position that puts special interests and teacher unions over helping the children falling behind from nearly one year of being away from in person instruction.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky last week clearly stated “There is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated.” 

Their decisions to place teacher union wishes above science-based policy would continue to put children behind.