“We must follow the science and get students safely back to school while protecting children, teachers, staff, and family.”
President Trump put that perfectly in his remarks at today’s briefing. Because the objective is to stick with the science, right? That’s what the media keeps saying. And if you want to follow the science of education, of psychology, and importantly, of MEDICINE AND DISEASE, then yes, the kids have got to get back to school. They HAVE to.
Now I don’t personally care for the people who act like there’s nothing going on. I see y’all down in the comments and you’re basically delusional. This is a real thing. And if we’re gonna be real we gotta be real. There’s a real threat, people have real reason to be worried, and for REAL the kids have to go back to school.
The world is a hard place. There are hard truths. Truths that don’t fit what we want them to, or turn out the way we hope. But wishing don’t make things so. You can wish there was no Covid but it won’t work.
And liberals can wish we could keep kids home for another year but WE CAN’T. You can’t do that. They gotta go back.
And that’s the hard truth Trump told today.
“My administration is also asking Democrats to work with us to pass $105 billion to help schools safely reopen,” said the president. That’s the key right there. If Democrats will quit holding the purse shut so they can get what they want slipped into the massive funding bills, then schools can openly safely. And they have to. No kids in school now, no work force later, no country after that. Simple math.
“We must follow the science and get students safely back to school while protecting children, teachers, staff, and family. We have to remember that there’s another side to this. Keeping them out of school and keeping work closed is causing death also, economic harm, but causing death for different reasons, but death. Probably more death,” said Trump. Maybe getting a little shaky on the details there – no way to know which is MORE death – but still overall right. “If governors do not want to open the public schools, the money should go to parents so they can send their children to the school of their choice. So we say, if a school doesn’t want to open or if a governor doesn’t want to open, maybe for political reason, and maybe not, but there is some of that going on. The money should go to the parents so they can send their children to the school of their choice.”
That last thing is genius. Love to see that. Give that fat government money to the parents and let them start teaching from home or with others in the neighborhood. Would do this country a WORLD of good to make schools even more local.