The New York Post:
The head of a California teachers union has been blasted as a hypocrite after he was caught dropping off his 2-year-old daughter at her private preschool — despite saying it was unsafe for children to be back in classrooms, according to a report.
“Meet Matt Meyer. White man with dreads and president of the local teachers’ union. He’s been saying it is unsafe for *your kid* to be back at school, all the while dropping his kid off at private school,” a group known as Guerilla Momz said on Twitter.
Meyer, president of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, has fought for what he called the “gold standard” for the educators — saying the schools should only reopen to in-person learning when the teachers are vaccinated, among other criteria, KQED reported.
Looking to prove a double standard by Meyer, Guerilla Momz followed Meyer and his daughter to her preschool, where they captured him dropping her off on Feb. 18.
“Matt Meyer Berkeley Federation of Teachers President blocks opening public schools in-person, yet has had his own child in in-person school since June 2020. Stop the hypocrisy. Our children are suffering. Open schools full-time Now,” the group wrote on YouTube, where the video was posted.
A group called Reopen California Schools reacted to the footage on Twitter.
“@BerkeleyUnified union pres. Matt Meyer who has led efforts keeping Berkeley schools closed nearly a year because it’s ‘unsafe’ caught dropping daughter off at private in-person school,” it said.
“Why is it safe for him but not the rest of BUSD families???” the group added.
Meyer told Fox News that the video — in which his child’s face is blurred — was “very inappropriate” and an intrusion of the girl’s privacy, adding that there were “no public options for kids her age.”
“Here, the real thing is [Meyer] put fear before science, and the right of teachers before the right of kids. That’s the issue,” she added.