MIDDAY POSTER: Biden Breaks His Promise to Teachers

Also: A fossil fuel exec calls the Texas blackouts a “jackpot,” and Andrew Cuomo faces sexual harassment allegations.
MIDDAY POSTER: Biden Breaks His Promise to Teachers
Joe Biden at the Iowa State Educators Association, January 2020. (Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By Julia Rock

Over a year ago, Joe Biden vowed that if elected president, he would end standardized testing requirements in public schools. Now he is breaking that promise, prompting backlash from teachers unions.

Also:

American’s billionaires have gained $1.3 trillion worth of wealth during the pandemic, enough to pay for two-thirds of Biden’s COVID relief package.

While one natural gas CEO reveled in his company’s windfall from the Texas blackouts last week, the state’s Republicans still think a Green New Deal is the real enemy.

Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to Andrew Cuomo, has accused the New York governor of sexually harassing her and her colleagues.

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