• Really Interested in ‘the Science’? Open America’s Schools; and Keep Them Open

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    Surge Summary: For those who are honestly interested in “the science”, schools should NOT be closed during the ongoing battle against COVID-19. Donald Trump has been proven correct in calling for schools to open – even a liberal New York Times columnist admits it. Shutting down the schools doesn’t help America’s young people – it hurts them; the science proves it.

    by Gary Bauer

    For months, President Trump has argued that even as the nation battles the coronavirus, we must reopen our schools.  Children are not at high risk and they are not “super spreaders” of the disease.

    That’s what the science tells us.  That’s what the experience of every other nation around the world tells us.  And the president was right – our schools should reopen.

    You don’t have to take my word for it.  There’s a column in today’s New York Times headlined, “When Trump Was Right And Many Democrats Were Wrong.”  It’s written by Nicholas Kristof who argues that “children have suffered because too many mayors and governors were too willing to close public schools.”  He’s right.

    The evidence is clear:  Remote learning is failing far too many children, and educators are warning of “a lifetime of consequences.”

    Economic research firms have estimated that the pandemic school closures may result in as many as one million additional high school dropouts.  Kristof writes, “Dropouts live shorter lives, so while the virus kills, so do school closures.”

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    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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