Guest post by PF Whalen of Blue State Conservative – Since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago, one of the primary concerns across the country has been its impact on education. The quality of education for school children being forced to learn from home via online learning has been so worrisome, many states have seen a dramatic decrease in public school enrollment as parents opt for private schools instead. In California for instance, public school enrollment this year dropped by over 160,000 compared to the previous trend of approximately 25,000.
Government officials have told us the health risks for COVID are so serious it is better to sustain potential temporary setbacks in our students’ educations than to put them and their teachers in harm’s way of the coronavirus. Let’s continue to keep schools closed, they’ve told us, because it’s too dangerous for teachers and students to return. Many of those same government officials have also told us