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Parents are becoming increasingly concerned watching the psychological toll that online schooling is having on their children. Suddenly isolated from most human contact, children are taking it pretty hard. In Clark County, Nevada, 18 students committed suicide during the nine months of the lockdown, double the nine that did the entire previous year. One child was only nine years old. The school board was so alarmed that its members began taking steps to return children to classrooms soon. 

The Democrats have generally favored extending remote learning. They argue how dangerous it is to spread COVID-19, even though herd immunity is necessary to eventually overcome it and the curve of new infections has been declining. They claim to make their decisions based on “science,” but they selectively pick and choose what “science” to take into consideration. The mental health of children isn’t given the same weight as other factors.  

So it was a surprise to see Jon Valant of the left-wing Brookings Institution admit school opening policies correlate to how much an area supported Donald Trump, not to factors such as the rate of COVID-19 cases. While school districts in heavily Trump areas are gradually opening up, many in Biden areas are stubbornly remaining closed. Valant observes, “There is no relationship — visually or statistically — between school districts’ reopening decisions and their county’s new COVID-19 cases per capita.” Instead, “On average, districts that have announced plans to reopen in person are located in counties in which 55% voted for Trump in 2016, compared to 35% in districts that have announced plans for remote learning only.”

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Valant complains that Congress’s COVID-19 relief package threatens to withhold funds from school districts that do not open back up for in-person learning. The threat is odd, since the Democrats now control Congress and the presidency — the way they’ve been talking about COVID-19, you would think the schools would be stuck with online learning for a long time. But if Biden is signaling it’s OK to open the schools back up, then shouldn’t the districts in heavily Biden areas open up? Valant doesn’t think so. 

Let’s get this straight: When Biden was against opening the schools, Valant was fine with it being a political decision. But now that Biden appears to be backing down on that position, Valant is calling it out for being a political decision and essentially trying to persuade the schools not to listen to Biden.  

The problem with Valant’s position is that linking the seriousness of COVID-19 to the rate of new cases is flawed science, that’s why even Democrats in Congress are no longer adhering to it. The number of new cases reported now involve mostly young, healthy adults, which is helping achieve herd immunity. Some of the newer hard hit areas were ones that locked down so drastically early on that their spikes in cases peaked much later. And the transmission of COVID-19 between students and teachers at schools that are open in-person is low. The CDC reported late last month that COVID-19 transmission in schools is nearly 40% lower than spread in surrounding communities.

Unfortunately, the teachers’ unions have been able to stop many schools from reopening. This is strange considering so many other types of businesses and establishments have been allowed to open where physical contact is much closer, such as strip clubs and Hollywood movie sets. Large Democrat controlled corporations like grocery stores remained open for months. What’s finally being clearly revealed is that the Democrats kept the schools closed for months due to politics, and now they can’t even pretend it’s due to science. 

 

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Rachel Alexander is a conservative political writer and pundit. She is the editor of Intellectual Conservative and a recovering attorney. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2019.



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