Texas AFT President Zeph Capo commented today on the Texas Supreme Court ruling attempting to block mask requirements in school districts:
The governor continues his haphazard and dangerous obsession with the foolish catchphrase of “personal responsibility” solely for scoring political points with the anti-science extremists. The responsibility is on us to act in the public’s best interest to do all we can to keep one another safe. That means respecting the on-the-ground safety decisions of school district officials and the expert health guidance they are trying to follow.
This ruling changes nothing for those who truly care about our kids, especially the millions of them not yet vaccinated. I am grateful to the school district leaders who have the guts to recognize they are responsible for more than just themselves, and Texas AFT stands firm with districts that continue to defy the governor’s insane edicts that are based on politics instead of science.