Former Education Secretary Dr. Bill Bennett mentioned dad and mom should search different means of education before they “surrender” their kids to these demanding a return to remote learning.
“Children come first, not last,” Bennett mentioned Thursday on “Fox News Primetime.” “They have been a very neglected group over the last couple of years.”
“There is a certain kind of surrender we are not allowed to practice in front of the young,” he continued. “We cannot surrender ourselves. We cannot surrender our liberty and our freedom, and we cannot surrender them. Find the best education you can for your child that can you provide.”
Schools throughout the nation rushed to convey again remote learning amid a nationwide surge in COVID-19 instances. Schools in Washington, D.C., Maine, New York, Virginia, Chicago, and North Carolina have both already switched to digital learning or are contemplating closing their doorways for in-person classes.
Parents shouldn’t tolerate the shortage of regard district officers have for kids affected by school closures, Bennett mentioned.
“See if you can go elsewhere,” he added. “If this is the kind of regard they have for you and your children, knowing the circumstance it puts you in as a parent, particularly a single parent, and what this distance learning does for most children, they must not have much regard for you. Think about homeschooling. Think about a charter school. Think about sending your child elsewhere.”
Americans should have interaction in an idea mentioned by novelist Tom Wolfe generally known as “the great re-learning,” he mentioned.
“We have forgotten some of the first things that we need to now remember,” Bennett mentioned. “That schools are there to teach children how to read and write and count and think … The American people are saying, ‘We’re not taking this anymore.’”
The latest bout of school closures may “be the educational shakeup we need,” he mentioned.
“I do think the great re-learning is beginning. I think it’s beginning in earnest. People are tired of surrendering to the experts who have been so wrong.”