Thursday, May 21, 2020
BC Schools reopen June 1st: Update
Well this is good news. BC Schools reopen for 4 weeks June 1st. John Horgan states that it will be a trial run for September. He is the voice of reason. John Horgan's government is handling this situation a lot better than the Alberta government is which goes to show you, just because you have a Conservative government, does not necessarily mean you will have more civil liberty. It's being done on a volunteer basis. If you are a fear freak, don't participate.
I can tell you right now, if my kids were young enough to be in school, they would be attending in June. This virus does not effect children the same way it affects the elderly. The New York City numbers confirm the numbers we originally posted. In New York City, the epicenter of the fraud, children under 17 years old accounted for 0.06% of the fatalities. That was when the virus was at it's peak. Remember, it's a coroavirus. It does not thrive in the heat and humidity.
The teachers Union does not care about the children's education or safety. The teachers Union's mandate is to get more money for the teachers for doing less work. That is their purpose as their representatives at the bargaining table. How much online education has your child been doing for the past two months? None. Most teachers, not all, are very unorganized with the Zoom classes and most kids in BC have done virtually no school work for the past two months. So what are we supposed to do, let every kid fail a grade over this stupid virus? Not on my watch.
If you're a parent and you're afraid, then don't send your kid to school but don't hold back other kids who aren't afraid and want to learn. Homeschooling is always an option. Surrey Connect is now called Surrey Academy of Innovated Learning (SAIL) and they are very organized with online courses. Have at it but do something. Having your kids stay home and do nothing is not responsible. Raising your kids in fear is not responsible. For God's sake grow a pair.
Update: The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "The provincial health officer says worldwide studies continue to show that children are at low risk to contract COVID-19 or to spread it."