RALEIGH – N.C. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a press conference Wednesday, flanked by a nurse and a doctor, in which he urged Governor Roy Cooper to allow school districts the option of full time, in-person classes.
The positivity rate has now dropped below 5 percent, the magic number the Cooper regime has been aiming toward, and plenty of private schools across the state have proven that in-person instruction does not actually follow the fear narrative leading to massive deaths of students and teachers.
In actuality, Cooper’s school closures have created a mountain of unintended, yet completely predictable and forewarned negative consequences. Between parents struggling to work and monitor their child’s virtual education, or kids simply getting left behind academically and dejected socially, the toll on children stuck in remote learning by decree is mounting.
“Governor Cooper created this problem, and he needs to fix it. He needs to direct school districts to give parents the option of full-time, five-day-a-week, in-person instruction now,” said Berger.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest pointed out the fact the there are students going to school every day across the state, at private schools, that quite literally demonstrate how safe and reasonable it is. He added that there is no scientific basis whatsoever for not having our kids in the classroom.
Forest, who’s running for governor against Cooper, said, as governor he would open schools.
— Team Forest HQ (@TeamForestNC) September 17, 2020
The Republican leaders also slammed Governor Roy Cooper for hinging his executive edicts on the advice of groups like the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), which our readers know to be a radically Left-wing outfit that has more interest in unionization, hurting Republicans, and implementing Woke, progressive agendas than actually offering children a sound education.
But, even asking for school districts to have the option of a full return, is spun as ‘Republicans bullying schools into reopening’ and forcing terrified teachers back into the classroom.
That’s the line from the Democratic candidate for N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction, who apparently thinks the current situation with schools is just fine. One more reason why it is critical to elect Republicans like Catherine Truitt to head up pour K-12 public schools system in November.
Mainstream media sources report on the reopening issue, as well as the mask issue, as if they are surprised it is political or partisan. It’s a laughable act of ignorance after months of the Left and their friends in the media building a framework of collective COVID morality in which sanctimonious Democrats shame and guilt anyone, especially Republicans, questioning the new dogma.
It’s all a dramatic bit of theater as data pours in from across the world about how extraordinarily few children are ever at risk from this virus, and even when infected do not appear to transmit the virus. You’ll repeat this, and, inevitably, an acquaintance will come in with a ‘Well, actually…’ Go here to get the truth so you can clap back with it.
Open our schools.