APEX – Vice President Mike Pence was in Wake County Wednesday, visiting the Apex campus of Thales Academy, a private K-5 school that is bucking the Pandemic Panic in holding in-person instruction for students this fall. Pence, participating in a round table discussion, urged all schools to reopen.
From North State Journal:
“We’re all gonna make sure schools across America have the support to open up and stay open,” Pence said in the classroom. He added that he was there “to help states be able to have the resources and the guidance they need to reopen schools safely.” […]
“The one thing we know studying the data from around America and around the world is the risk the coronavirus poses to healthy children is very low,” he said.
The CDC says school closures cause “well-known and significant harm” to children in the areas of “social, emotional, and behavioral health, economic well-being, and academic achievement.” In particular, low-income and minority children and those living with disabilities will be hardest hit and disproportionally impacted.
During the roundtable, [Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education] DeVos said students in North Carolina and around the country need to return to classrooms. “There’s too many schools in this state and others that are ignoring parents and leaving schools closed,” she said. […]”
Currently, teachers unions in North Carolina and around the nation are fighting against in-person instruction and fanning the flames of the Pandemic Panic despite all of the ‘science and data’ pointing in the opposite direction. They are literally holding students’ education and well being hostage to a radical political agenda that has nothing to do with COVID-19.
They may be shooting themselves in the foot however, as homeschooling rolls surge and parents scramble to enroll their children in private school options.
Read more about the Vice President’s visit at North State Journal.