It is a great idea in theory. We elected some nice people to run our schools. We give the people we elect some money — uhh, lots of money. Our elected leaders then do exactly what we want.
- They hire great teachers, and those teachers prepare wonderful lessons.
- They build beautiful, spacious, safe, clean schools.
- They get our children to those schools in safe, comfortable, and clean school buses.
- They prepare our children to be virtuous and competent good citizens who can live productive lives in service to our Lord.
Well, as it turns out, our elected leaders never seem to do exactly what we want. Once we give them our tax dollars, they seem to have their own ideas.
For example, the Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS, mcpsva.org) won’t be reopening this fall.
During its July 14 Special Meeting, the School Board of the City of Manassas approved a 100%, full distance learning opening for the 2020-2021 school year. The Board will review the status of community health data monthly, with a goal to return to some form of in-person learning when it is deemed safe to do so. ( from here (mcpsva.org))
What does that mean? Can you imagine a first grader sitting in front of a laptop and trying to do full distance learning?
For what it is worth, here are a few news stories.
- Manassas schools to conduct full-distance, virtual learning for upcoming school year (potomaclocal.com)
- Manassas schools to begin year with virtual-only instruction (insidenova.com)
Don’t believe the hysterical news media. Do some serious research on your own. Most likely MCPS will reopen some time after the election in November 2020, which is absurd. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dangerous to the elderly, but it doesn’t have much effect on children. The flu is more dangerous to them. That’s why the schools in Europe are open. Keeping our schools closed is all about partisan politics, not science.
Check out some news stories.
- From harrowing tales of COVID-19 to pleas for face-to-face instruction, school board hears from all sides on reopening (princewilliamtimes.com)
- What students and parents can expect at Prince William schools this fall (insidenova.com)