Fox guest: Chicago teachers too happy in their “second homes” in Florida and California to teach in-person

Fox credited Amy Jacobson as “a Chicago parent and a volleyball coach,” but she's also a right-wing radio host

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Citation From the February 1, 2021, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): What do you think the real reason is, if they keep changing their argument? Why don't they want to go back? 

AMY JACOBSON (RADIO HOST, CHICAGO'S MORNING ANSWER): Well I think a lot of people enjoy working from their homes in Florida, and their homes in California, their second homes. And I talked to one teacher at Lane Tech who said, "Oh I love staying at home because then I can go work out, I don't have to shower, and I can just go straight to the Zoom classroom." So this has never been about the kids, Ainsley, this has always been about their needs and not our children's needs.



JACOBSON: High schoolers aren't even part of the conversation. And there's 103,000 Chicago high schoolers roaming the streets. Because can you click-in in the morning, and then you can go do whatever you want and click-in. And our homicide rate, our robberies have been up so much. Carjackings are up 172%, and guess who's doing most of the carjackings? 15 and 16-year-olds. Even one as young as 12. Held a gun to a woman's head to steal a car, and they don't think that that's a problem? It would be an easy solution to the high crime rate is to get our high schoolers back into school.

During her Fox & Friends appearance, Chicago's Morning Answer co-host Amy Jacobson also blamed “103,000 Chicago high schoolers roaming the streets” for a rise in homicides, robberies, and carjackings. Setting aside the fact that she offered no actual evidence for this connection, according to CBS, while homicides and carjackings have increased, robberies have actually decreased. 

h/t Ray Steele