Governor Newsom is the most insane of the Democratic state leaders. His crazy approach to running the state of California has been a circus in the making. The way he handled the wildfires was simply laughable and the way he failed the homeless was sickening.
But now, he is overacting to the stay at orders that the CDC handed down months ago. Instead of allowing students to resume in the fall like all other students. He is wanting to force them back into school by July instead of letting them return this year.
The teachers in the state are pushing back as they fight to keep him from doing another major blunder for the state. Newson stated that “We recognize there’s been a learning loss because of this disruption. We’re concerned about that learning loss even into the summer.”
There is no reason why he should be pushing for the schools to start so early when they have been learning at home. Newsom is a dangerous man looking for power. If he can get the kids to start early in the summer, he will have effectively bullied them into doing what he wants them to do.
The teacher unions are enraged with even the notion that he would take away the kid’s summer and the teacher’s time off. The families would have no time for vacations together or any other activities to speak of. They simply get out late and start early. Newsom is giving no reliable reason why he is thinking of doing this to the honest people of California.
Most teachers fear that the virus will still be around during that time. But that all might just be a moot point for Newsom. Regular start time would work for the state. But Newsom wants to remake the state in his image. As a Democrat, he wants to leave a mark so recognizable that people will think of him when he is long gone. But he cannot be gone soon enough for many people.
It appears that the governor could be overstepping his authority without an executive order to seize control of the school system. One school official stated that “We are very concerned about the governor’s comments.
It caught so many teachers by surprise. The state has not issued any executive order around the opening of schools and that sort of thing must be negotiated between labor and school districts.”
The teacher’s union in Los Angeles was just upset as all the others when they spoke out against Newsom’s ridiculous notion. They stated that “We urge our leaders to stay the course, and caution against prematurely lifting social distancing protections by opening schools in a way that would put students, teachers and families at risk.” The schools should at least be cleaned or have a plan put in place to sanitize them every day.
David Fisher, who is the President of the union stated, “We have to let science guide our decisions about when it’s safe to reopen schools. But no matter what happens, it’s important for school districts to work constructively with teachers to produce the best outcomes for kids.” Fisher’s idea is to the other extreme. Science is not the deciding factor in life. Common sense will do when it is time for school to start.
Newsom likes to say things without explaining or supporting why he says certain things. This leads to mass confusion such is the case with the school boards. It also appears that Newsom is trying to set up the school system to go year-round. They let out in June and start back in July. The first step to year-round schooling. At some point, the schools are going to have to reopen for education.
President Trump is even suggesting that some open before the end of the school year. This would allow seniors to graduate and to get diplomas. The president stated “Some of you might start thinking about school openings because a lot of people are wanting to have the school openings. It’s not a big subject, young children have done very well in this disaster that we’ve all gone through.”
In the end, it will be the parents and students that are affected the most. Whatever is decided should take into consideration making it easy for parents to get their kids back into school.