The decision by the School Board to make all learning distant this fall is both a failure of leadership and a rejection of science.
Many people knew that our board and Dr. Eric Williams would blindly follow their big sister, Fairfax County, and that this vote was little more than window dressing for a decision that was actually made for them a couple of days ago over in Fairfax. Dr. Williams blaming the Trump administration for this decision is also more than pathetic and is just yet another example of his failed and weak leadership.
We are an extremely wealthy county with resources almost unmatched across our nation, and keeping kids home is the best our great leaders can do? The only people who believe that are those who want to. Listening to consultants communicate that we cannot open our schools until we know that everyone will be safe is mind-numbingly idiotic and lacks any logic or science. More students and families will suffer from this decision than the worst-case scenario of COVID-19.
Our poor students will suffer the most and will pay the largest price for this decision, but no one cares about them. Actually no one on this Board who votes for this cares about anyone except for their own political standing. And the worst part about all of this is that when the consequences come from this, no one on this board will take responsibility or care. Not one.