SAY, WHAT? Cooper Touts ‘Investing in Education’ While Dictating That Public Schools Cannot Open Fully

RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper seems a bit tone deaf these days. He leans on people begging for campaign contributions — right in the middle of passing edicts that directly destroy businesses and livelihoods. He boasts about events to ‘Invest in Education’ — right after unilaterally prohibiting any public school in the state from opening for an in-person traditional schedule.

All those ‘investments’ tend to perform poorly when they’re followed by edicts that prevent schools from opening. One after another, school districts have been opting for fully virtual instruction after the governor decreed they could not open on a normal in-person schedule.

These officials (Democrats) have long been advocating for universal public pre-K, because why wait until Kindergartentrain the little ones in Woke Dogma?

We’ve witnessed the benefits of private pre-K and childcare as they proved to be a lifeline for parents as schools and businesses were shutdown. Would that be the case if Democrats had moved the State into the pre-K space? They’d be using your tax dollars to displace private enterprises, only to arbitrarily shut them down during a Pandemic Panic.

Meanwhile, in places like Wake County, where the Democrat commission scurried to go ‘All Remote’ when the teachers association complained about having to teach in-person, ‘learning centers’ are being set up by the likes of the YMCA and other entities so kids can learn with tutors and peers while parents go to work.

This would otherwise be known as a school, except public school parents are paying twice for it. It’s a mystery how YMCA employees and instructors did not strike out of concern over the coronavirus, judging by the teachers’ groups apparent heightened vulnerability to the virus.

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