And fire the administrators who insist on closing their schools to in-class teaching. Fire the school boards that meekly cave in to the ideological, political and anti-science agenda that demands that America's school children be punished in this cruel and stupid way.
Frustrated children and parents have had more than enough of the "policy" that blindly insists that students are better off "learning" in front of a computer at home. As well as the policy that demands students stay home because they are "at risk" of contracting the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
The science doesn't support this extreme, dangerous and callous genuflection to political correctness. Repeatedly, studies have confirmed, again and again, that students are not in the kind of danger that the woke would have us believe. The woke being the political left, the education lobby that thinks it knows best (but doesn't), the teachers unions that put their money and convenience ahead of the children they claim to care about. I include in that group the self-satisfied who dump on parents for supposedly not caring about their children because, we're to believe, parents who want their schools open are blindly sending them into a hell hole.
With all the talk about the importance of suburban women in the coming election, I would be mindful that many of them are mothers who are fed up with being told they must obey. That they're stupid if they don't follow the dictates of "educators."
How odd that teachers who are truly essential ingredients in the in-school education of children devalue themselves so much that they are willing to strike to prove how unessential they are.
To get a clearer picture of the true science, check out this COVID-19 School Response Dashboard. There you'll find that 0.141 percent of students in hybrid or in-person settings (excluding remote only students) have tested positive for Covid-19. That's a daily case rate of 10 per 100,000 students.
As far as staff goes, the infection rate is 0.36 percent, or 26 daily cases per 100,000 staff. And here come the teachers unions whining about the threat to their life and health if they have to go back to work. Not to mention the fact that many get paid for not returning to their classroom, something that irresponsible schools boards are allowing to happen.
Notice that not even this dashboard presents the most crucial bit of information: How many of those who tested positive showed no symptoms? How many showed symptoms but were not seriously ill? How many became seriously ill? How many were admitted to the hospital? How many survived their hospital stays? How many died?
Little of this is getting reported, to the everlasting shame of the nation's media. Just as little of that kind of essential information is getting much attention for the population as a whole.
Here's a good argument for re-opening schools that every teacher, administrator and school board member should be required to read: "End the School Shutdown: In-person classes turn out not to cause spikes in cases or fatality. But keeping kids home has a high cost."
As the story notes, the cost of keeping children confined to what so many of them feel like prison is high--too high to continue this insane policy. Depression and anxiety. Loss of valuable learning time. Loss of future wages. Increase in class and racial disparities. And more. Study after study document the serious and dangerous consequences of the tyrannical and self-satisfied education lobby.
Americans have surrendered their hard-fought freedoms to experts who time after time demonstrated to be at sea if not completely wrong in their predictions for fighting coronavirus. It's time for us to retake control and place our fate in our own hands.
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