The millions of school children who’ve have a year of their life taken from them as they’ve had to endure on-line schooling since March may be close to getting back in the classroom.
That’s if politicians, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and most importantly, the powerful teacher’s unions around the country can put their selfish motives on the back burner and collaborate on a play to get kids back into schools.
President Biden said Sunday, the CDC could provide a list of requirements as early as Wednesday for schools to reopen. During an interview on the Super Bowl broadcast on CBS, Biden told Norah O’Donnell “I think it’s time for schools to reopen safely. You have to have fewer people in the classroom, you have to have ventilation systems that have been reworked. Our CDC commissioner is going to be coming out with science-based judgment within, I think, as early as Wednesday, as to what the minimum requirements are.”
The delay is beyond baffling for many parents around the U.S., forced to find ways to keep their kids engaged in their daily studies, as they also work full-time, and tensions and tempers are rising as things inch along. Just last week thee CDC said schools can re-open without requiring teachers be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Teachers’ unions in many big cities are pushing back, and using their incredible power to prevent schools from welcoming children back.