In his morning’s Bulwark, Charlie Sykes predicts The Coming School Fiasco.
If you are at all concerned about the rush to reopen schools, Betsy DeVos’s appearance Sunday morning probably did not reassure you. Lots of robotic talking points, not much clarity.
Here is part of the exchange.
BASH: “Yes or no: Can you assure students, teachers and parents that they will not get coronavirus because they’re going back to school?”
DEVOS: “Well, the key is that kids have to get back to school.”
So how will this play out? Will schools even be able to enforce the mask rules? What happens if staff members get sick? I think this is about right:
1. School reopens in full, with social distancing, masks, temperature checks, etc.
2. Five teachers/staff get COVID–19.
3. The rest of the teachers/staff revolt.
4. School no longer open, as there aren’t enough teachers/staff to operate.
Figure it’ll take about three weeks.