RALEIGH – Fear. People deal with it differently, but it is clearly a powerful motivator. It has been Governor Roy Cooper’s main currency since March, and it saturates his non-plan to reopen public schools for children who are at virtually zero risk of harm from the novel coronavirus.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest likes to deal in reality, with a bend toward optimism, and healthy appreciation for the God-given rights of the citizens of North Carolina. He takes a particular interest in making education effective at preparing our kids for productive achievement and prosperity in the 21st century.
So, as you might imagine, he’s concerned over the effects Cooper’s science-free fear campaign will have on public school kids in North Carolina.
From the Office of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest:
“Governor Cooper’s long-delayed ‘no-plan’ plan for reopening schools fails our students and has left working-class parents across North Carolina scrambling to figure out how to juggle their jobs and child’s education.
The Cooper Administration’s never-ending fear campaign ignores their own science and data on how COVID-19 impacts young people. In doing so, he exposes our children to greater risks – not just falling further behind in their education, but for the mental and physical damage that isolation, hunger, and neglect will have on their well-being, specifically for our low-income and special needs students.
As many other states have already given families the option to either do virtual learning or get back into the classroom, it makes you wonder what is really going on here. As a state, we can protect our most vulnerable children, teachers, and school administrators, while getting the rest of our students back to school in a safe and responsible manner.”
How much more at ease would so many parents of school aged children be if that were the leadership North Carolina enjoyed? Instead we have a wannabe dictator reluctant to give up extraordinary emergency powers when the emergency has long since passed.
If you’re interested in a change in leadership, it behooves you to spread the word far and wide before November.