The Kakistocracy should be about to realize something. They need public schools reopened for their entire system to work. President Trump has unfortunately seemed to have messed this one up by siding with Team Lefty.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Sunday that she intends to have American schools open for in-person classes this fall, and insisted that this can be done safely despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. “Parents are expecting that this fall their kids are going to have a full-time experience with their learning, and we need to follow through on that promise,” DeVos told “Fox News Sunday,” stressing that “kids cannot afford to not continue learning.”
Luckily for goodness and ratiocination, any time when Trump sides with Team Lefty, Team Lefty immediately own-goals. If Orange Man bad, then Team Lefty must self-repudiate their own beliefs.
Cecily Myart-Cruz, the UTLA president, said, “We all want to physically open schools and be back with our students, but lives hang in the balance. Safety has to be the priority. We need to get this right for our communities.” ABC 7 reported that 83 percent of UTLA members said schools should not physically reopen on Aug. 18.
And oh yeah, we need lots and lots of money to resolve the “crisis” before schools can reopen. It’s for the children /sarc>, you see.
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said there’s “no way” schools across the country could reopen this fall because of a lack of federal funding. “There’s no way that you’re going to have full-time schools for all the kids and all the teachers the way we used to have it,” Weingarten told John Catsimatidis on his AM 770 WABC radio show on Sunday.
So why the rush to put the kids back in school 18 August? It varies, but there are four driving impulses towards reconvening physical classes this fall.
1) It’s For the Children! Seriously. No html sarcasm tags needed. Certain professionals that work with young children believe the current generation will end up somewhat warped if they aren’t around peers undergoing a socialization process. Also, kids with screwed-up parents get more tightly screwed-up themselves. So much so that 5 out of 5 doctors agree!
“Lengthy time away from school and associated interruption of supportive services often results in social isolation, making it difficult for schools to identify and address important learning deficits as well as child and adolescent physical or sexual abuse, substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation,” it added. “This, in turn, places children and adolescents at considerable risk of morbidity and, in some cases, mortality. Beyond the educational impact and social impact of school closures, there has been substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families.”
2) It’s For People Who Don’t Want Really Stupid Children. Making entire public school systems into remote education centers was never viable to begin with. Add in the whole bureaucracy work ethic issue, and you get catastrophic failure. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos explains below.
The secretary claimed that distancing learning was a “disaster” and said that school districts did not do enough to maintain the quality of their instruction. She said that schools did “next to nothing” to try to serve students during the shutdown and that they failed to “figure out how to serve students or … just gave up and didn’t try” when courses moved online. “Students across the country have already fallen behind. We need to make sure that they catch up,” DeVos said. “It’s expected that it will look different depending on where you are, but what’s clear is that students and their families need more options.”
3) You can’t reopen the economy with baby-sitting. A lot of the economic “growth” we see in the USSA comes from both parents abandoning their children to social institutions while each works a job. There is an omnipresent requirement for an excremental babysitter. The hamster wheel just doesn’t spin as well with just one rodent jogging.
4) Then, there are the “social needs” attendant to putting kids in schools for x hours a day. When Thomas Mann sold Amerika on compulsory schools, he promised them molded citizens that would be more predictable and obedient. Schools were always intended to be indoctrination centers. Thus, the curriculum is a battlefield because it determines exactly whose bleach gets used for the brainwashing. “Give me the child and I will show me the man.” Goes the old Jesuit aphorism.
So we see the fracture between the necessary maintenance of the social order and the desire to shut everything down until a desired election result is derived. What we aren’t seeing here is the invaluable opportunity to restore a semblance of caste. Parents who care to just hit Google for 5 to 10 minutes can start the journey towards alternatives to the institutional failures we call public schools in the USSA.
With 300,000 students doing full or part-time online school, we are past LRIP on this and are ready to seriously feed resources into rendering High School obsolete for anyone that could reasonably escape the brain-sucking 12 year grind. This will obviously not be enough to give equal outcomes to all families. It should not be able to. It should give opportunities to those who will work them.
Families and individuals who value learning and want to build themselves up to lead, discover, and rule should have the chance. Those who don’t care should receive their reward. We can’t Febreeze bull crap. We can’t make incapable and unmotivated people learn, prosper, and grow.
Make Amerika America Again (M3A) by making our schooling a high-pass filter again. We don’t need formal IQ tests. We do need to test again for IQ, socialization, acculturation and drive. Let the schooling process be a proving ground instead of another Great Society Program. Schools should again teach that there is no free lunch.
Congresssnot Ayanna Pressley announced that she wouldn’t want Betsy DeVos to care for her houseplant, much less one of her kids. I wholeheartedly concur and want to extend this a bit without loss of generality. That 83% of the LAUSD workforce that doesn’t want to reopen, I don’t want to pay them. Give that money back to the families. They will use it to educate their kids or spend it on bling-bling and leave them booger-snaffling morons. This should be each family’s individual prerogative.
Great nations don’t need brain-washed zombies. Mandatory public education as left Detroit, Whitmerland with less than a 50% rate of literacy in the general population. Teachers cannot make chicken salad using ingredients fresh from the wrong end of the chicken. People with the skill and the will should not be burdened with an annual bill for this ongoing and unrelenting fail. If schools don’t want to reopen, I agree. Let them expel themselves.