Schools Nationwide Bitterly Clinging To Masks And Vax
Schools Nationwide Bitterly Clinging To Masks And Vax
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the last place that will be freed from COVID restrictions will be the public schools.
And this mania for pushing both mask wearing in perpetuity, and a full embrace of vaccinations, has become more than just a public health issue. For those in charge of the public schools, it has turned into a religious cult. And you can tell it’s become a cult because they aren’t stopping to consider the harm that they will do to children. They have the power in the public schools, and they will cram down compliance for their mask mandates and pressure kids into getting vaccinated – OR ELSE.
Our first example comes from a New York parent, who witnessed this at her child’s school.
Upper West Side Story
My son's middle school holiday show featured a song where the kids, holding "Pfizer" and "Moderna" signs, were singing "if you're not vaxxed you're no friend of mine" to the tune of "Safety Dance."
1 in 5 kids at that school are unvaxxed. pic.twitter.com/4H54pgGBhq
— Antigone Michaelides (@oneantigone) February 4, 2022
This would be social shaming, pushed by the adults, at its finest. Odds that the kids just spontaneously came up with this idea for a song-and-dance number on their own? Zero. The telltale giveaway? No one under 18 can even legally get the Moderna vaccination. And yet the kids are holding “Pfizer” and “Moderna” signs. Oops.
Our next example comes from Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina, where Assistant Superintendent Paul Koh accidentally gave the game away.
Assistant superintendent Paul Koh of @WCPSS, explains he wants to mask 2 yr olds to train them in “mask compliance” in preparation for the next few years: pic.twitter.com/0cnLTSDqhx
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) February 3, 2022
When that video went viral, the local media went into spin mode for the school district, loudly protesting that the schools weren’t going to REQUIRE masks on two year olds.
The tweet shows a 26-second clip of a longer presentation that Koh gave to the school board on Tuesday. Koh was recommending expanding the face mask mandate to include 2-to-4-year-olds based on new guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Instead, the board opted Tuesday to continue only requiring face masks for ages 5 and up. Face coverings are being recommended but not required for younger children. In explaining the recommendation, Koh told board members that teachers recognize that younger children can’t wear masks as long as older students.”
They also pointed out that Koh then started getting death threats after the video went viral. Yes, that is bad, and law enforcement can deal with that. But what Koh said is so ugly and poisonous that just because the school board DIDN’T go along with it, doesn’t mean that his opinion as the ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT should be brushed off. And notice how he puts it. He wants two-year-olds to “practice” wearing masks in preparation for when they are THREE AND FOUR YEARS OLD. Meaning that he sees NO END to the mask mandates, even a year or two years from now. What the hell are they THINKING? That’s a rhetorical question – we all know they are trying to groom kids – and parents – into believing that this is the forever pandemic. Ending COVID is not the goal. Controlling students – and by extension, their families – IS the goal.
Which leads to Oakdale High School in California, where school administrators apparently lost their minds when the students staged a protest against wearing masks in school, citing Governor Gavin Newsom’s example while at the 49ers-Rams game last weekend. The kids made it clear to local media that the governor motivated their protest.
The school, for its part, said the kids weren’t facing disciplinary action. But perhaps the staff should.
Update: Confirmed staff attempted to barricade the maskless high schoolers in the gym by putting tables in front of the exits. A staff member also was caught turning down the thermostat to “freeze them out.” Here is one of the photos taken by a student. pic.twitter.com/SckZIG5Tm0
— Reopen California Schools (@ReopenCASchools) February 4, 2022
So, staff turned off the heat on the kids and tried to “barricade” them in the gym. Leaving aside that the “barricade” is completely useless and stupid if they really thought it was going to keep able-bodied teenagers inside the gym, THAT’S A FIRE HAZARD VIOLATION. And the kids called the police, who then turned the heat BACK on! What on earth were these adults, who were supposedly “in charge,” THINKING??? An update from the district now lamely claims that the tables in front of the doors was “unintentional and temporary” and that police, a building inspector, and a fire inspector all showed up to check on the doors. Hmmm, how many angry parents do you think made phone calls? Incidentally, the update from the school does not mention the turning off of the heat by staff. Are they tacitly admitting that this happened, and can offer no excuse for such shitty retaliation toward the kids?
These public schools have a problem, and the problem is that they are now drunk on fear and power. Parents are demanding answers. And while the schools LOVED it when kids were protesting for their favorite social justice causes, they’ve discovered they aren’t so much in love with protests when their authoritarian and draconian rules are the ones being targeted in these protests.
Unfortunately, the public schools aren’t going to go down without a fight, and the seven school districts in Virginia that were defying Governor Youngkin’s executive order have been granted a temporary restraining order by an Arlington circuit judge to keep the masks on the kids. The bill being cited by the judge, SB 1303, does have an expiration date of August 1, 2022. Will the schools drag this out in the courts just long enough to let the law expire, or will parents and students in Virginia force a national reckoning on what will be allowed in public schools? We shall see.
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It is time for another Reagan moment. Ban unions in the public sector. That means the department of “education” must be eliminated. The States must take over schools by county. Fire everyone and start over. Only hire those who worked to end unions and have kept their qualifications current.
Some counties are pretty big. Such as Fairfax County, Va and Harris County, Texas. I propose an independent district for each one (or maybe two) government high schools and their feeder schools.
The VA law sited expires on Aug 1. The problem for the schools, if Youngkin or parents decide to push the issue, is that the covid “state of emergency” expires on February 10. On that day VA 18.2-422 goes back into effect, making it illegal to wear a face covering in Virginia unless it is workplace safety equipment as mandated by OSHA, part of a theatrical production, celebration of a holiday (Halloween), for religious reasons (a burka), with a written doctor’s note, or when a “state of emergency” is in effect (expires 2/10 unless extended.) Violation of the law is a class 6 felony and was only utilized as a secondary charge (wearing a mask while commiting a robbery, for example). And there is some wiggle room on private property (or I guess if they admit Covid mitigation is a religious cult).
It’s not really enforcable as a stand-alone law (nor should it be in all honesty), but I think it can be a tool to bludgeon the mask fascists.