February 11, 2021
A Flip-Flop On In-Person Schooling 🏫
The results are in: in-person schooling = student success. But the Biden administration’s broken promise when it comes to reopening classrooms hurts kids.
In December, Biden vowed to open schools within the first 100 days of his administration. But then his liberal friends in the teachers unions objected. Now, he’s shifting the goalposts, announcing yesterday he only intends to open half of K-8 schools by April 30. And his definition of “open” is any school that offers in-person class one day a week. These are shamefully low standards (if you can call them that).
Day by day, more students careen toward academic failure, mental health problems, and social instability. It’s easy to make campaign promises, but standing by them means standing strong in the face of special-interest opposition. It’s time for President Biden to put our kids first.
→ Read more: Is one day a week enough? Biden’s school goal draws blowback (Associated Press)
→ Read more: President Biden is keeping schools closed (National Review)
The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to bungle the COVID-19 pandemic. First, it misinformed the world about coronavirus. Second, it glorified China’s snail-paced response. Third, it warned countries not to ban travel from China. Now the WHO is shielding China yet again.
On Tuesday, WHO investigators announced that COVID’s outbreak in China was just a coincidence. It came from animals, and it could have happened anywhere. Thanks, but that’s not the information we need.
As Amb. Nikki Haley points out, we need to know when China learned about the virus, why they kept it a secret from everyone else, and how they hoarded life-saving medical supplies. China’s lies have cost thousands of lives. The WHO needs to expose its deception, not cover it up.
→ Read more: The WHO concludes the outbreak starting in Wuhan, China, is just a big coincidence (National Review)
→ Read more: World Health coronavirus disinformation (Wall Street Journal)