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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats have been accusing Republicans of trying to “kill the elderly” following protests against the strict lockdowns that resulted in a massive increase in unemployment after some state local governments deemed certain jobs were no longer “essential.”

Democrats called these protests “super spreader” events that increased the number of positive COVID-19 cases. But Democrats did not say the same about the massive and violent Black Lives Matter protests that lasted throughout the summer.

So, if Democrats are accusing Republicans of trying to kill the elderly for opening our economy and getting people back to work, then it can be argued that Democrats are trying to kill children by keeping schools closed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that schools are at low risk for spreading COVID-19. In fact, in November, then-CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said that K-12 schools should stay open because the risk was so low.

“Today, there’s extensive data that we have — we’ve gathered over the last two to three months — that confirm that K-12 schools can operate with face-to-face learning and they can do it safely and they can do it responsibly,” Redfield said. “The infections that we’ve identified in schools when they’ve been evaluated were not acquired in schools. They were actually acquired in the community and in the household.”

He even said that K-12 schools are “one of the safest places” for kids to be during the pandemic.

There is data that suggests an increase in suicides and mental health problems among kids and teens due to the lack of socialization caused by school closures.

In Clark County, Nevada, there was a surge in suicides that forced schools to reopen for in-person learning.  San Francisco City is even suing its own school board for refusing to reopen schools despite an increase in suicide attempts.

According to The Associated Press, the University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital “has seen a 66 percent increase in the number of suicidal children in the emergency room and a 75 percent increase in youth who required hospitalization for mental health services, the lawsuit says, quoting pediatricians, child psychiatrists and emergency room doctors.”

The Washington Post reported that mental health-related problems in emergency rooms from “March, when the pandemic was declared, to October, the figure was up 31 percent for those 12 to 17 years old and 24 percent for children ages 5 to 11 compared with the same period in 2019.”

A group of students suffering more than expected is student athletes. They have lost the ability to train with their teams. In Maine, a high school football player committed suicide after feeling isolated because of online learning and the end of the high school football team. In Texas, a 12-year-old boy killed himself for similar reasons.

3 thoughts on “Democrats Letting Kids Die Before Standing Up to Teachers Unions”
  1. Time to give the taxpayers their money from school taxes to enroll their children in the school of their choice. Time to break the corrupt teachers unions like Reagan did to the air controllers.

  2. Children do not vote…Unionized teachers always vote democommunist. It is ALWAYS about the retention of POWER and CONTROL by the corrupt democommunists. Now with the new “transgender” rules being shoved in by china-dementia-joe, and his ‘handlers” our children will not be safe in school as it is… Again he is carrying on GAY, FRAUD obama’s fundamental transformation” of our country into a third-world communist controlled, third-world, banana republic, mentally-ill infested, cesspool.

  3. If the School Board says that their School District will open, then it should at lease open. Now, if the teachers refuse to work (teach), they should be fired (no use paying for teachers to stay at home when the school have determined to be open). Why should the tax payors continue to pay teachers that refuse to come to work, and that includes the goodies they receive like trips, school paid education and degree courses, health insurance for the teacher and his/her families, etc. NO WORK, NO PAY. The Teacher’s Unions think they control the School Districts, but legally, it’s the other way around. As an former teacher, I have seen the Unions become stronger and stronger. More poor teachers are kept only because they have worked for so many years, but not for their ability to teach. I have seen teachers, at all levels of the K-12 systems, that couldn’t hold the class for more than five minutes, then let the class do what it wanted for the remainder of the class period while the read a book, one even sewed, etc.

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