San Francisco’s public school board has come under withering criticism from parents for keeping many schools closed and slow-walking reopenings for others despite widespread vaccinations and declining coronavirus cases. Things have gotten so bad that parents are circulating recall petitions against several board members.

This story may give their cause a big boost:

When the teachers union over the weekend announced the “exciting news” that San Francisco’s high school seniors will get a chance to go back to classrooms starting Friday, it left out details about the plan, including that students might be back for one to three days.

In addition, the class of 2021 won’t get any in-person instruction while they’re at one of two school sites. Instead, they have “in-person supervision.”

In what some are calling a blatant money grab, the deal between the district and teachers union will bring seniors back “for at least one day before the end of the school year,” so the city’s public schools could qualify for $12 million in state reopening funds.

Open the schools only long enough – and without any teachers on-site – to get a state payday. Government schooling at its finest.