Grrrr. This subject really rankles me, and not just because I have my own kids at home who have been shafted big time by the Coronavirus panic and what it’s done to our schools. So what could be better than to go on a rant about how the fear over public schools reopening in a few weeks is nothing more than teacher union politicking with zero scientific basis to support it?
It all starts with my own home county of Hillsborough, which is now looking at delaying the first day of school by another two weeks, which–if you read between the lines–is just bureaucratese for, “We’ve already made up our minds that we’re not gonna reopen, but we just need more time to come up with a plausible-sounding excuse.” Sure, tis may be a Florida story, but look for it to repeat in districts all across the country. As usual, though, folks who have the money to leave the public system won’t be it so hard–but if you’re among the less advantaged folks that Democrats pretend to care about, sorry pal. You’re just outta luck.
Give us a listen. And then make your own voice be heard.