August 12 Report: The School Question and COVID-19

If K-12 education is as important as the teachers want you to think it is, then why aren’t they back at school? It’s either essential or it’s not; you can’t have it both ways.

At dinner last night, which we tend to watch with the news on, my wife asked me if I would still send my youngest daughter to school given the COVID-19 situation.  This is a theoretical question, since all our kids have graduated into the real world.

I assumed she meant college, and I said, “Yes, because she’s pretty healthy, but I might not let her come home for weekends or holidays until Christmas.”

“What if she was in junior high?” she asked.

That was more of a challenging question, but I decide that I would.  First, because she didn’t take the bus; second because she went to a relatively small private school; and third because kids just don’t seem to get COVID-19 much, and when they it doesn’t strike them very seriously.

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Coronavirus Report July 14: Here We Go Again

As COVID cases climb to new heights, California implements tight new restrictions and multiple school districts will start the school year online only.

Back when the coronavirus was just starting to spread, we all hoped it would be over in two or three months.  The curve flattened, people went back to work, and things looked pretty rosy, until the other shoe dropped and we experienced a sudden reversal.  COVID10 is back, as are closures and stay-home orders.

The Director Geneal of the World health Organization says “it is going to get worse and worse and worse.” Now his track record is dubious at best, but we think he’s right on with this prediction.

California is really cracking down, closing all bars and non-essential business that operate indoors, including restaurants and movie theaters across the state in the hopes of slowing the spread.  The governor also closed salons, gyms, church and other worship services, and most offices and retailer establishments in 30 counties that serve 80 percent of the state’s population.

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