Art Chance: Unions making policy is nothing new

March 31, 2022

Many readers have noted the extent to which the teachers’ unions idea of “science” has dictated federal, state and local governments’ policies regarding school closures, masking, and other Covid-related issues.

There has been quite the kerfuffle lately about how the teachers’ unions got to essentially write the Centers for Disease Control’s national policy on school closures. Allegedly, it went so far as the unions having been able to actually dictate the wording of the policy memorandum issued by CDC.

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Alaska education lowest reading scores & ASD ranked 22nd out of 54 school districts

Vote NO on Anchorage school bonds: Focus must be students, not buildings – Alaska Watchman

by Jodi Taylor

Alaska is ranked dead last in the U.S. in national reading scores for both low-income and upper/middle-income students. And before you think that the rest of the state is dragging ASD [Anchorage School District] scores down, guess again. ASD is ranked 22nd in the state in language arts out of 54 school districts.

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Alaska schools 2nd lowest in nation for ‘8th-grade reading’ & ‘quality’ – 4th highest cost $18,000/student!

States with the lowest eighth-grade reading scores 2022:

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Hawaii
  3. Nevada
  4. Louisiana
  5. Mississippi
  6. Texas
  7. West Virginia
  8. Alabama
  9. Alaska
  10. New Mexico

Second lowest in ‘quality’:

Public School Rankings by State 2022

States with the highest per pupil spending 2022:

  1. New York ($24,040)
  2. Connecticut ($20,635)
  3. New Jersey ($20,021)
  4. Alaska ($17,726)

Watch Kids React To Hearing They Don’t Have To Wear Masks

Clay and Buck discuss

CLAY: For everybody out there who has argued, “Oh, the kids don’t really mind wearing masks….”

Rumble — Kids at a Las Vegas elementary school burst out into cheers after learning they no longer have to wear a mask to school

Kids Burst into Cheers – No More Masks!

Anchorage parents plea to heartless school board members mandating masks again! — 8th-grader: “We don’t need to freak out again. There’s a healthier way, taking vitamin D…”

3:38:30 “…something very insidious at work.”

3:59:10 So sad!

4:05:55 8th-grader: “We don’t need to freak out again.” “There’s a healthier way, taking vitamin D….”

4:10:45 “Mental health is a bigger threat now than Covid for our young people.”

Parents pleas start at 2:15:00

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[Anchorage] Dave Donley: Why I voted against masking the kids

The primary oppositions to mandatory masking were that:

1. Parents are the best at deciding personal health choices for their children and not a one-size-fits-all bureaucracy;

2. Typical masks do not work well against COVID-19 transmission;

3. Optional masking has worked successfully all summer in Anchorage Summer School, with only one publicized case out of 9,000 students;

4. Masks are potentially damaging to the physical and mental health of children;

5. The Centers for Disease Control has been so wrong so often and so political they cannot be trusted (the primary justification for the newest CDC mask recommendation was a single Massachusetts event that was not school related, and the school environment has many special safeguards);

6. The World Health Organization does not fully agree with the CDC;

7. Even the CDC reports that fewer than 1 in 200,000 or .005% of children infected have died from COVID-19, which is less than the children who die from influenza (the flu) most years, and we have never mandated masks due to the flu; Continue reading “[Anchorage] Dave Donley: Why I voted against masking the kids”

Skousen: How did this false pandemic happen? — Correct solutions have no appeal to morally corrupt citizens – chronic violators of conscience

World Affairs Brief, January 1, 2020 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

2020 IN REVIEW: THE BIG PICTURE

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How did this false pandemic happen?

Let me assure you this phony pandemic didn’t destroy our liberty overnight. Its conditions were set decades ago when we allowed the lure of free public education to capture America’s children and systematically indoctrinate them in social justice, political correctness, evolution, and false promises of what government power can do to create equality and a more “just world,” without freedom and judgment. Continue reading “Skousen: How did this false pandemic happen? — Correct solutions have no appeal to morally corrupt citizens – chronic violators of conscience”

Parents told to sign they will not eavesdrop on what their children are learning through online learning

Parents told to sign they will not eavesdrop on what their children are learning through public education online learning, during the pandemic.

Watch at 25:00

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