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NYC: The Purge of Teachers

26 September 2022

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Why would NYC push experienced teachers out of the classroom in the middle of a teacher shortage?

In the middle of a teacher shortage, New York City has axed almost 2000 teachers and classroom aides for not being vaccinated.

It’s madness. And you have to ask yourself why.

The vaccine mandate for teachers took effect from October 29, 2021. Unvaccinated staff were given until September 5, 2022 to be vaccinated or else be “deemed to have voluntarily resigned”.

Voluntarily resigned is, of course, a euphemism for “sacked”.


As a result, a couple of thousand experienced teachers and aides, all of them perfectly healthy, have been forced out of the education system, with schools unable to replace them.

It makes no sense.

We know that children are at virtually no risk from the virus.

We know that the Covid vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission of the virus.

We also know the shot can cause serious, even deadly, side effects.

So why this intransigent insistence of no jab, no job?

One only conclude that vaccine mandates are now not about science or health. They are about ideological purity.

To put it bluntly, it’s an ideological purge.

We went from “two weeks to flatten the curve” to “show me your papers” in less than 12 months. As one wag noted, “I did Nazi that coming.”

Against Public Health Advice

And Democrat-run states are determined to continue this way, despite advice from the CDC that there is now no reason to treat the vaccinated and unvaccinated differently.

How else to understand the education department’s stance other than that those teachers who refuse the vaccine represent a challenge to authority?

At this point, the vaccine mandate on teachers has nothing to do with the vaccine and everything to do with ensuring that classroom teachers are willing to fall into line and to do what they are told, how they are told.

After all, if they’ll challenge the vaccine, they’ll challenge the curriculum. Therefore they must go.

If I’m wrong, and I may well be, how else do you explain sacking 2,000 experienced teachers in the middle of a teacher shortage for refusing to get a vaccine that stops infection or transmission of what is, for the overwhelming percentage of the population and for almost 100 per cent of young people, a mild flu?


Originally published at The James Macpherson Report.

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One Comment

  1. Kaylene Emery 27 September 2022 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    We are being force fed lies.
    The language of lies is replacing our accepted English vernacular. It being taught in schools in our churches and enforced in the public square.
    God grant us the wisdom to protect our children and to protect our own minds from this soul destroying evil malice.

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