1. Since kids haven’t been to school in months, do the seniors all get to graduate anyway? If they can, then wasn’t the last 6 months of the school year a total waste of time every year?
2. Since all the schools are closed, but taxes are still being collected to pay for them, where is all that money going? Are schools still collecting their federal grants based on children in seats? Where is that money going? If it’s still being spent despite no kids present, was it EVER needed in the first place?
3. Can all those parents, teachers and sociologists who have been proclaiming the benefits of “socialization” just STFU now? When you are willing to burn the whole system down to keep kids from catching a non-life threatening disease, what was the point on building it in the first place. Humanity has always had life threatening diseases and public schools have always been Petri dishes and disease conduits.
4. I wonder if anyone is keeping statistics to later demonstrate that family-based child abuse did not increase, but school-based abuse dropped to zero. You know what else we haven’t seen in months? A school shooting. Even though we have more guns than ever. Seems to me, the common denominator was the schools all along.
It will be hard to say with a straight face the wonderful merits of public schools after this. But have no fear. Most parents see schools as daycare and can’t wait for them to reopen.