The Nationwide Education Association, a national labour organisation that represents teachers in public schools, said on Twitter over the weekend that teachers are the only ones who really understand what conditions pupils need in order to "to learn and to thrive."
The message from the NEA's official Twitter account said, "Educators love their students and know better than anyone what they need to learn and to thrive,"
Educators love their students and know better than anyone what they need to learn and to thrive.
— NEA (@NEAToday) November 13, 2022
Some Twitter users mostly agreed with the statement, but others criticised it, implying that parents should also be engaged in their children's education.
One person on Twitter said, "Parents know better,"
"Nope. Get your kids out of government schools ASAP," another wrote.
Another said, "Increasingly educators seem to know better than no one,"
The NEA has been contacted by FOX Business Digital for more comment.
The relationship between teachers unions and parents has deteriorated recently, especially in reaction to academic slowdowns throughout the US after school closures connected to COVID-19.
The greatest drop in reading scores in three decades was seen in a recent national report card, which may have been a result of compulsory at-home study. In contrast, math test results saw their first decline in the history of the National Center for Education Statistics' testing protocol.
Last year, the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers were both involved in a scandal involving emails with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the email, which Americans for Public Trust was able to get, the two major teachers unions in the country seemed to have a say in last-minute adjustments to school reopening instructions and a delayed process of sending students back to class.
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