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NYC Short 3,659 Teachers As Vaccine Mandate Deadline Arrives


It looks like kids in NYC are going to have some fun at school this week.


Because apparently NYC is currently short 3,659 teachers as the vaccine mandate deadline arrives.

To be clear, NYC is drastically searching for 3,659 substitute teachers to cover for the teachers who are refusing to take the vaccine.

But apparently, not enough people are signing up to be substitutes.

How do we know this?

Because NYC is trying to incentives more substitute teachers by increasing the pay $50.

Many teachers in NYC are taking to social media to explain why they are not taking the vaccine:

NYC has over 1,800 schools.

A teacher shortage this large is going to be catastrophic for the city.

The worst part?

This is a problem of the city’s own making.

Last year, these same teachers worked without a vaccine.

But now, they must take the vaccine or face being fired.

The NY Post confirms a massive teacher shortage in America’s largest city:

The city Department of Education is looking to plug nearly 3,700 openings for substitute teachers as the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public school staffers goes into effect Monday, The Post has learned.

The 3,659 vacancies amount to an average of about two subs per each of the system’s roughly 1,800 schools — though the needs at some schools, including in Brooklyn and Queens, are far greater, according to an email sent Saturday and obtained by The Post.

The starting dates for the fill-in gigs range from Monday to May 2022, though the bulk of the roles begin in October, according to the email sent to the pool of public school substitute teachers.

As an “additional financial incentive,” the DOE is offering subs an extra $50 per day for working at least 10 days between Sept. 20 and Nov. 24, the email says.

The DOE is also looking to cover an additional 3,020 spots for paraprofessional substitute teachers — aides that work with special education and disabled students.

The call for subs was blasted out two days before all DOE employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter school buildings.

The roughly 15,000 DOE employees who refused to get the jab by last week’s deadline — including about 5,500 teachers — have the choice of taking a year of unpaid leave with health insurance or leaving the DOE with severance.

In order to fill the gaps, the DOE has vowed that it has at the ready 9,000 vaccinated substitutes, 5,000 substitute paraprofessionals and “qualified” central staff.

DOE spokesperson Sarah Casasnovas said Sunday that the nearly 3,700 substitute teacher openings “tracks with the average number of subs that fill in on a daily basis” and that there is “nothing out of the ordinary” with it.

But David Bloomfield, an education professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, cautioned that the particularly high need for subs at certain schools is “very worrying.”

“The need isn’t spread out evenly,” he said.

Data obtained by The Post shows that, for instance, Shell Bank junior high school in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay has 10 sub vacancies to fill. In Queens, PS 87 and 128 in have nine and eight openings, respectively — far higher than the two-sub-per-school average.

“I’m expecting to see a lot of stress among principals, a deficiency in instructors, and a number of children going without mandated services,” said Bloomfield.

But Eric Nadelstern, former New York City deputy chancellor for school support and instruction under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said the DOE’s need for subs “doesn’t seem like a lot.”

“It doesn’t strike me as a large number of people,” he said Sunday. “I don’t think there are going to be a lot of uncovered classrooms tomorrow. I don’t think that’s going to be a major issue.”

If the schools in the city are already understaffed, then why make the situation worse with this mandate?

This kind of “leadership” is why Americans are so angry and frustrated.

They want “common sense” solutions that actually work.

This is why the American people voted for President Trump in record numbers.

But with leadership from Democrats, these teachers will not get paid beginning tomorrow.

But wait…

Things can actually get worse.

While the city is “only” looking for 3,700 substitute teachers, the city is on the verge of FIRING 7,800 teachers.

In other words, the city isn’t even hiring enough people to replace the QUALIFIED teachers that they are firing!

According to the Daily Caller:

Unions representing the approximately 7,800 teachers who will lose their jobs have been largely silent about mass firings due to New York City’s vaccine mandate.

New York City teachers must get vaccinated by Friday in order to keep working, The New York Times (NYT) reported. While several New York City unions have criticized the rushed implementation of the mandate and expressed concern over the looming issue of understaffed schools, unions have been largely silent on the issue of firing unvaccinated teachers.

The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators in New York City criticized the city for going forward with the mandate before addressing the impending staffing shortage, calling it “dangerous and irresponsible” to allow schools to operate so understaffed.

The president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) similarly called for the city to delay the mandate’s implementation, stating that schools “are not ready for the implementation of the vaccine mandate.”

When asked how the union would support unvaccinated workers, a spokesperson for UFT directed the Daily Caller to its vaccine mandate and exemptions page, which explains that teachers without a vaccine or a valid exemption may choose between termination and unpaid leave

“Permanent medical exemptions … will only be considered where the individual has a documented allergic reaction such that the member cannot receive any of the three authorized COVID-19 vaccines,” the page states.

The American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, and AFL-CIO did not respond to the Daily Caller’s requests for comment.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city has thousands of substitute teachers on standby, the Wall Street Journal reported. Only about one-third of its chapter leaders believe their schools can open without disruption, according to UFT.

The New York City Mayor’s Office announced Monday that 90% of the city’s approximately 78,000 teachers were vaccinated. Teachers who have not received their first shot by midnight Friday will be removed from payroll Monday morning, according to NYT.

This raises the question:

Why do the unions always speak out and promote Democrat agendas and ideals?

And why are the unions always quiet when it comes to freedom and liberty?

It truly is a sad state of affairs.

And this is why we need President Trump to run again and SAVE AMERICA!


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