Arizona Education Association-Retired, a statewide local affiliate of the Arizona Education Association, drew backlash over the weekend for posting a screenshot from a fiery scene from “Game of Thrones” along with the caption, “teachers at the end of 2021,” as critics reminded the union that many teachers slow walked the return of in-classroom learning during the coronavirus pandemic.”Our teachers have given so much this past school year – THANK YOU!,” AEA-Retired tweeted along with the photo on Friday.The message drew a sharp response from Twitter users who suggested that U.S. troops and health care workers and those in other challenging professions had a bit of a rougher year than teachers, many of whom stayed home for months and advocated for virtual learning. “Really big sacrifice there,” one user sarcastically noted of the teachers who largely taught their students on Zoom.C-SPAN CALLERS GRILL RANDI WEINGARTEN ON SCHOOLS, SOUND OFF ON ‘PATHETIC’ UNION INFLUENCEReason Foundation’s Corey A. DeAngelis responded, “seriously?” He acknowledged that while many teachers did have a hard year, many unions actively “fought against” returning to work. As many private schools found safe routes to reopen, many public schools remained shuttered.UNION BOSS RANDI WEINGARTEN MOCKED AFTER DECLARING TEACHERS, WHO SPENT MONTHS

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