WINNING: Betsy Devos Suggests Education Funds Should Be Diverted to Families While Schools are Closed
Education Secretary Betsy Devos is suggesting that public education funds should be given to families as relief while teachers refuse to do their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If schools aren’t going to reopen, we’re not suggesting pulling funding from education but instead allowing families … (to) take that money and figure out where their kids can get educated if their schools are going to refuse to open,” Betsy DeVos said to Fox News during an interview.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has pointed out the senselessness of keeping schools closed throughout the year due to coronavirus mass hysteria.
“Take for example government experts who continue to call for schools and day care to stay closed or that recommend restrictions that make it impossible for a school to function. There are examples from all across the United States and around the world that show that young children rarely spread the virus,” Paul told Dr. Anthony Fauci, referencing countries such as Denmark, France and Germany that have reopened schools without problems.
“No spike when schools are opened. Central planners have enough knowledge somehow to tell a nation of some 330 million people what they can and can’t do,” Paul added.
Right now, teachers are threatening going on a nationwide strike if they are forced to actually do their jobs. They believe that the taxpayers should subsidize them as they sit at home.
“We’re going to do everything in our power to make it safe,” American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said to Newsweek. “If that includes withholding labor, that includes withholding labor. We can’t take anything off the table in trying to ensure things are safe.”
“Nobody wants to see students back in the classroom more than educators, but when it comes to their safety, we’re not ready to take any options off the table,” National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen García said.
If schools cannot be opened quickly, a mass exodus could be in order. Big League Politics has reported about the explosion of homeschooling that has resulted from the COVID-19 shutdown:
A recent poll of over twenty one hundred voters is showing that the future of public schools could be in great jeopardy when communities and states come out of lockdowns across the nation.
A survey of 2,122 registered voters by RealClear Opinion Research shows that support for educational choice is very strong, and that a plurality of parents are more likely to pursue homeschooling opportunities after COVID-19 lockdowns end.
The polling results show that 40% of families are more likely to homeschool or virtual school after lockdowns, and that 64% support school choice.
John Schilling who serves as the president of the American Federation for Children had this to say about the stunning results of the survey:
“Every single family with kids in school has been incredibly disrupted by the lockdowns. With fifty five million students no longer in their normal educational setting, families are clearly considering new options and many are seeing the benefits of homeschooling and virtual schooling. This is the time for leadership and for desperately needed bold reforms to be implemented across our K-12 education system.”
“Millions of families are seeing the inadequacies of school districts that are too inflexible. We owe it to our nation’s families and students to give them more flexibility and additional educational options. Moreover, policymakers owe it to the taxpayers who are footing the $800 billion K-12 education bill to maximize their investment by ensuring every child has access to a quality education and outcomes are improved across the board.”
Public school teachers, who have educated the most dumbed down masses in history, are among the most entitled groups in all of America. The rise in homeschooling could put them in their place very quickly.