FOREST: Cooper Has Left Kids and Parents in Limbo by Stalling on Reopening Plans for Impending School Year

RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper has made a habit of leaving himself as much room to maneuver, change his mind, move the goal posts, and keep North Carolinians suppressed during this Pandemic Panic. Beyond the jobs and businesses he’s killed with his unilateral, top-down decrees, his hubris is now endangering the education of our children for the 2020-2021 school year.

He’s stalling on a decision as to which authoritarian, overly paranoid, plan he will force on the multitude of varying school districts across the Old North State. His procrastination is hurting those kids and parents when it comes to education, says Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Cooper’s 2020 opponent.

From the Forest Campaign:

“With just 40 days until North Carolina public schools are scheduled open, Gov. Roy Cooper has yet to present his plan for how schools will operate this fall. The Cooper Administration’s inaction is causing havoc for students across our state, and not only in the classroom.

The N.C. High School Athletic Association held a special news conference today, but had little to announce. Commissioner Que Tucker said she could not say whether high school sports would return this fall, and “until we know how schools will reopen we’ll work behind scenes to determine the best path forward.”

Read the Charlotte Observer’s coverage of the meeting here.

School districts have also been unable to tell parents when their children will be in the classroom and when they’ll be at home, “learning remotely.”

Read coverage from WRAL here: As new school year approaches, NC officials can’t agree on how to keep students safe

All of the available science says that schools should reopen as normal this fall. Schools should be full of students, not fear.”

Yet teachers (wannabe)unions like the N.C. Association of Educators, and other groups, are pushing more fear than anything else. The Pandemic Panic, embellished by these very Leftists, has been laid on so thick that teachers report being scared to reenter schools full of children.

It’s all a production. There is plenty of real fear, yes, but the people stoking it are mere political performance artists. The the deeper and longer life is disrupted, the more control and leverage they have, even if it means completely botching an entire year of education for the children of North Carolina.

Schools should never have been closed in the first place, and the notion of restricting in-person schooling, forcing parents and students to deal with a largely ineffective and cumbersome virtual education stop-gap-measure, is not only unnecessary, it’s unacceptable.

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