Will the election of Joe Biden be a setback for school choice or school vouchers in the future?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: CTU files action to stop opening, reported the following statement:
“Pandemic-related closures have disproportionately affected inner-city families that rely on public education. Young kids of color are some of the hardest hit,”,
In Hawaii, an article report posed this question.
“Should parents be forced to send their children back to school even when they feel it is unsafe? At least one Hawaii public school is saying yes.”:
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb to the events and question why parents instead of teacher unions or government officials should make the final decision to send their children to attend school, whether it be public or private.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck. (Proverbs 1:8-9)
What’s My Point?
I understand the world in in the middle of a pandemic. I also understand that there are various types of households with elderly parents or teachers who have credible fears of children going to school and passing the virus to parents or grandparents living in the same household.
Teachers are basically servants of the public and private needs for education. Parents are in need of teacher’s services and must be included in any decision whether or not to choose to send their children to school.
And it is the responsibility of both school supervisory personnel to make certain that adequate safety measures are employed to safeguard in school children while under their care.
My point is there are numerous private schools open or only briefly shutdown who have managed to allow for both in school attendance, why not public schools?
In My Opinion
I believe many well-intentioned voters chose Joe Biden in the election and did not consider it will be a setback for school choice of school vouchers which would benefit and return responsibility from public mandated school secular teachings to parents’ choice. Choice to pass on their religious values with in depth teaching instead of socialist secularist leaning government legislators?
In our contemporary times, religious values and morals are waning and, in my opinion, along with proof of studies, makes a difference for families and communities to avoid making foolish choices on their paths in life.
Each community has various considerations to consider about the pandemic and the number of hospitals or medical care available in relation to the severity of the pandemic. However, for a government body to mandate children must attend school without a parent’s consent is folly and a form of socialism.
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Who is most responsible to earn and “wear the garlands around their head” “for making it their responsibility to choose to make the final decision where and what morals they want their children to learn during their most impressionable and vulnerable times in life?
Would single family poor or middle-class families living in high crime urban areas benefit more in comparison two parent children in affluent communities, or would the children be somehow deprived if they attended a private religious school of their parents’ choice?
Which is a wiser solution, parents or teacher unions choice for “Pandemic-related closures have disproportionately affected inner-city families that rely on public education. Young kids of color are some of the hardest hit,”?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune via Clarion
Out of the Pot, Into the Fire
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