Democrats are finally taking heat for their insistence on nonstop school closures. In truth, they really should have been under fire this past fall, though that apparently was impossible to do since Trump advocated schools remaining open.
And, since fake news has to hate everything Trump has to say, no matter how logical or ethical, the Democrats enjoyed essentially zero pressure about reopening schools. Especially when they look not very bright compared to Ron DeSantis, the vastly more practical governor from Florida.
After Biden announced a “bold and ambitious” one day per week school reopening policy (and only 50 percent of schools at that), DeSantis wryly pointed out that Florida is quite a bit ahead of the White House, which is not surprising at all.
What’s also unsurprising is that DeSantis is close friends with Trump, which is precisely why DeSantis is the embodiment of logic. As evidenced below.
“Florida schools are open for in-person instruction …Every single parent in this state has a right to send their kid to in-person instruction. We have done it the right way. We are not going to turn back.” [Source: Fox News]
Exactly, DeSantis. If Trump does not run in 2024, DeSantis would be an excellent contender, especially considering how effective Florida’s response to the virus has been relative to other states (ironically, states such as California and New York).
Either that, or DeSantis would make a great running mate to Trump, along with many others.
Furthermore, DeSantis also stands in refreshing contrast to Kamala Harris, who spent an entire interview with Savannah Guthrie dodging any statements that could incriminate her (again) later on.
Unfortunately for Kamala, her dodging was not exactly artful, which made her lies even more unbelievable. Even worse, Kamala also made some statements that are rather inaccurate, including the fact she has apparently worked on the issue with schools “for years.”
“We know, we have worked on this issue for years, around the fact that by the end of the third grade, if a child is not at third-grade reading level, they literally drop off. So each day in the life of a child is a very long time, and that’s why we’ve got to collectively do everything in our power to reopen our schools as quickly as possible and as safely as possible.” [Source: The New York Post]
Eh, Kamala? How exactly has this issue been dealt with for “years” if schools have been closed for nearly one year, not “years?” Unless, of course, that is a Freudian slip, revealing that the Democrats may well have been plotting closing all schools for some reason “for years.”
When Kamala was pressed specifically on the teachers unions’ refusal to send teachers back to school, in spite of the severe damage being caused to American education and families, she continued dodging with generalities, illuminating her simultaneous disingenuity and incompetence.
“Well, I think that we have to decide if we can put in place safe measures. This is why it’s so important we pass the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan, which the president and I have proposed, is a plan about getting our schools back open.” [Source: The New York Post]
Great. Glad you have “a plan.” Care to elaborate more? Aside from a one day per week reopening for elementary schools?
No wonder Kamala is considered a complete and total West coast elitist by most. Which is precisely why she does not land many popularity points with parents.
Public schools are bad enough in session, largely due to leftism, but failing to provide any real instruction period, aside from incoherent virtual “teaching,” is an entirely new assault on education.
In an opinion piece for Fox News, one parent revealed the horrors of a leftist education system in Chicago, which boasts an impressive illiteracy rates.
“In 2019, only 37% of third-graders in Illinois demonstrated grade-level proficiency in English-language arts, and when it came to math only 41% could demonstrate grade-level proficiency. Why would the state of Illinois consider new standards when it failed to uphold the most basic and universal of education standards?” [Source: Fox News]
Good point. In addition, why are teachers unions still relevant today? They’ve moved a long way from supporting real education … directly into insanely partisan politics.