Joe Biden is falling back into nakedly partisan politics in which teachers’ unions get what they want no matter what the evidence shows or common sense dictates.
As an adult who teaches, I got to choose an open school. Union politics have now barred millions of families from a similar privilege.
The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the way we think about just about everything, and opening the eyes of Americans to alternatives to public school.
The nation was held hostage to a Biden win, and the education of our kids is still held hostage to the interests of teachers’s unions. It’s got to end.
‘The United States has reached a tipping point: The damage done to schoolchildren with scarce resources is likely to be irreparable.’
‘The harm of not returning to school is greater than the risk of returning to school,’ a concerned California parent told The Federalist.
Pandemic pods permit families to pursue education that best suits their children’s needs — and shouldn’t that be the goal?
School administrators ‘have concerns that [private tutoring pods] may widen the gap in educational access and equity for all students,’ a memo from Fairfax County schools said.
If schools don’t open their doors and refuse online learning, it would be not only silly but outright unjust to send checks to shuttered doors over struggling families.
“I felt violated as a parent, for my child, who’s standing there with police officers in his room, just to see the fear on his face,” Courtney Lancaster said.
The current situation is far from ideal, but some influential people are now sensing a great opportunity to make online learning the norm. They shouldn’t.
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