Remember the “bold and ambitious” school reopening plan, wherein 50 percent of schools would be reopened one day per week, within Biden’s first 100 days of office?
Never mind the obvious discrepancy in that statement alone, considering that numerous states, such as Florida, have already had their schools open for quite some time. Then again, Biden apparently doesn’t like looking at states that dared to vote red.
Well, apparently Biden finally caught on to the fact that his “bold and ambitious” plan really is not so bold and ambitious, especially after a thorough roasting from more than one state governor, which has predictably caused Biden to backtrack on his own press secretary’s statements.
More specifically, when asked about his one-day-per-week global reopening plan, Biden quickly stated that he was planning otherwise. Could have fooled most Americans last week, Biden, but apparently, Democrats have carte blanche to do whatever they want.
“No, that’s not true. That’s what was reported; that’s not true. There was a mistake in the communication … But what I — what I’m talking about is I said opening the majority of schools in K-through-eighth grade because they’re the easiest to open, the most needed to be opened, in terms of the impact on children and families having to stay home …
I think we’ll be close to that at the end of the first hundred days.”
[Source: Fox News]
A “mistake in the communication?” Care to elaborate more on what that “mistake” may be Biden? Furthermore, why exactly are the K-8th grade schools “easiest” to open? Is anything ever backed up by logical justification?
On top of that, Biden made an announcement sure to enrage more than one student, in particular graduating seniors set to attend college in Summer or Fall 2021.
“My guess is they’re probably going to be pushing to open all summer to continue like it’s a different semester.” [Source: Fox News]
That’s fairly remarkable. If school apparently has to repeat in the summer, is Biden essentially admitting that virtual school is worthless in terms of education?
Not only is it worthless in terms of education, but it also worthless in terms of helping out families already struggling to deal with the pandemic, in particular families whose parents must physically report to jobs, from essential businesses to healthcare facilities.
Which Biden finally acknowledged.
“The loss of being able to be in school is having significant impact on children and parents as well.” [Source: Fox News]
Only took him a year. Now, how about actually doing something about it?
For that matter, how about aligning statements more clearly with those of the press secretary? The same press secretary that furiously backpedaled after Biden openly contradicted her.
“And you’re right: Schools won’t be in session for the summer, but this is a pandemic we’re working to get under control, making progress every month. And we’re certainly hopeful that things will be — more kids will be back in school five days a week as quickly as it can safely happen.” [Source: Fox News]
Psaki also claimed, “we are going to rely on the science.”
Really, Ms. Psaki? Then what do you make of the following statement from the CDC?
“Tonight CDC director stands by her guidance that schools can reopen even if all teachers have not yet received vaccine.” [Source: Town Hall]
Talk about not being tuned in. If Psaki is “relying on the science,” it would be nice to know why she chooses to ignore the CDC.
In fact, her backpedaling managed to attract criticism from CNN of all places, which is a fairly remarkable achievement for a network that worships Biden.
“Wow — Psaki defending herself in real time after Biden said there was a communications error about his school opening goals.” [Source: Town Hall]
If Jake Tapper calls out a Democrat, that is saying quite a bit …