The fact that some schools have been closed for in-person learning for almost a year is a joke and a tragedy. The fact that democrats seem to want to continue the madness is a joke and a tragedy.
They constantly tell us to follow the science but they could care less about science and facts.
Schools have not shown to be superspreaders of COVID-19 but democrats don’t care.
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There is actual data now from Brown University to prove that democrats are science and data deniers if they continue to keep kids out of school.
A study involving 200,000 school kids in 47 states that was done in September showed a low infection rate of only 0.13% for students and 0.24% for staff.
So is Biden telling the schools to throw open their doors? Nope.
Teachers are enjoying their “time off” from having to be in the school and they appear to like their new virtual lifestyle.
And they obviously think they are more special than the rest of us and shouldn’t be forced to go back to work.
Most Democratic state Governors and Mayors seem to be okay with it too although Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot finally negotiated with the Chicago Teacher’s Unions to get elementary and middle school kids back in schools by early March.
The teachers unions come up with one excuse after another not to go back. Mostly, their main goal is to extort more more money from the federal government. To do this, they complain that they need more PPE, more vaccinated teachers, better metrics for closing again, better cleaning protocols, etc. etc.
So what are the ObamaHarrisBiden Administrations’s metrics for school re-openings?
It depends. What day of the week is it?
Biden, Kamala and Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki don’t seem to be on the same page and end up clarifying each other every day. Eventually, in the end, they try to come up with a unified general BS statement that doesn’t say much of anything at all.
The latest clarification (from Psaki) is that Biden WANTS kids to go back to school and it’s a priority to get teachers vaccinated but it’s not required.
Kamala Harris was actually pushed in an interview by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie news to explain their school opening plan but it was obvious that they don’t have one.
Biden and friends are trying to push off any school opening guidelines on the CDC but in their plans, 89% of schools are in “red zones” and wouldn’t be able to open their middle schools and high schools if those recommendations are paid attention to.
But maybe schools don’t have to actually pay attention to those recommendations.
Harris admitted in her interview, “What the CDC, what they have recommended are exactly that: recommendations about how to reopen safely if they’ve been closed, how to stay open if they’ve been opened.”
She blathered on about hand-washing, social distancing and mask-wearing and then she pushed the “America Rescue Plan” (their $1.9 trillion relief package which includes more money for schools).
CNN’s Abby Phillip actually told the truth for a change and called out the presidential administration. She said, “Mixed messaging is a bit of an understatement. There’s another category of things that seems to be just about politics, which is this idea that they can’t seem to just give a simple answer about what the science says about when schools should reopen and what they might want from a political perspective before that happens.”
Jen Psaki, on the other hand, says they’ve been consistent with their messaging.
Meanwhile, while the democrats play their partisan games to keep the teachers unions happy, kids are not getting educated and are dropping out. Minority students are having additional issues with lack of access to the technology needed to be involved in a virtual classroom.
And the democrats don’t seem to care what the school lockdowns are doing to students – the lack of exercise from not being involved in sports, the lack of socialization, the suicides, the depression, the kids left home alone all day and the kids stuck in domestic violence situations they can’t escape from.
Meanwhile, Florida schools have been open since August. Catholic and private schools have figured it out.
But public schools can’t do it.
Government is inept and incompetent in the running of most everything – especially when unions are involved. And especially under democratic leadership.
The democrats are failing the children of America.
But really, they always have been.