De Blasio Threatens Teachers: ‘We Have Lots’ of Substitutes

De Blasio Threatens Teachers: ‘We Have Lots’ of Substitutes

August 24, 2021

Monday on MSNBC, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was not concerned if teachers balk at his mandatory vaccine mandate for all public school employees because there are “lots of substitute teachers.”

“I was a public school parent with my kids. I know for parents, it’s all about the health and safety of kids,” De Blasio said. “We need our kids back in the classroom 100%. We need to leave the era of remote behind us. This is the right thing to do to ensure a safe environment. So now our parents will know, and all our employees will know that every single employee in there has been vaccinated, and that’s how we keep this school system safe, and we bring our kids back.”

Asked about religious objections to the vaccine or medical exemptions, De Blasio grudgingly said “we’ll look at” those exceptions, but insisted “It just makes so much sense to have a single clear standard. You work in our schools, you got to be vaccinated.”

De Blasio said, “What we’re finding is as we’ve been implementing mandates, people overwhelmingly comply. I think for months and months, we tried incentives and voluntary, and that was the right thing to do. But human beings respond to mandates, and everyone sees what’s is going on with the Delta variant. I think we’ll have overwhelming compliance.”

Notice how often Democrats like using variations of the word “compliance.” Totalitarians love compliance.

“We have lots of substitute teachers that can help us,” de Blasio threatened. “I’m confident we’ll have the staffing we need to run our schools well.”

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