As a result of an increase in COVID-19 cases and severe winter weather conditions, thousands of schools were forced to shut during the week beginning January 2nd.
New Year’s Day saw a total of 5,200 schools shut down, some of which will stay closed until Jan. 16, according to a community events website that has been keeping track of the epidemic.
As part of ongoing discussions with the Chicago Teachers Union, the Chicago Public Schools pushed for teachers to attend school in person while also canceling all classes for 340,000 children on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
According to a summary of their analysis published in the Social Science Research Network, researchers at Stanford University, Samford University, and the Cato Institute showed that “homeschooling families climbed from 6.5% in May 2020 to 8.5 % in May 2021, reaching an August 2020 high of over 15%.” (SSRN).
Here is a mother speaking to the members of the Page County Public Schools board:
There will be no easy or quick fix to the disaster in public education thanks largely to teacher unions and the politicians they buy with political contributions. School choice, term limits and tight restrictions on fed funds that go to these gangsters would help but I don’t see any of that happening. FDR warned years ago that allowing public unions to form would one day do great harm to the country, that’s where were at now but that’s no reason to make such a horrific threat.
Hopefully, nothing comes of this threat. This woman was not arrested.
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