Fox hosts launch vicious attack on teachers, calling them stupid, “selfish and lazy”

Jesse Watters: “I don't think these teachers are even smart enough to be in the classroom”

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Citation From the January 7, 2021, edition of Fox News' The Five

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): I would do this: I would threaten the Chicago teachers with a test, and not a COVID test, an actual test to see if they can actually teach, to see if they're qualified enough to teach the students. Because, basic reading, writing, and arithmetic -- I'd even throw in some questions about COVID, just to see if they are knowledgeable at all about this virus. And if they can't get, what, over 80 percent, deduct their pay -- you had a great idea, Geraldo. If they get over 80 percent, you negotiate in good faith. But I don't think these teachers are even smart enough to be in the classroom. 


GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Teachers unions have managed to take one of the most beloved occupations and redefined it as selfish and lazy. Everyone -- all of us, in our generations, used to love our teachers. My mother was a teacher. I bet some of your mothers were teachers. 

WATTERS: Mine, too.

GUTFELD: Yeah, and the system and the unions destroyed the image of the teacher, turned the classroom into a supervised prison. So now, this is one crisis where -- that America shouldn't let go to waste. We should fire people. It's time to pull the money out of the systems, start backing the parents, give them the money so they can make the choices for the best education, whether it's school choice, home-schooling, the Peloton model. That's the only way you're going to make this better, is by introducing competition. But the unions hate the competition, because that means you got to take off the jammies, put on the clothes, and go to work.