The beatings will continue until morale improves.
Consider this one of the trial balloons that the Biden regime, Democrats, and their teachers’ union allies keep sending up.
United States Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said during a visit to Boston that schools could be forced to return to remote learning if the spread of COVID-19 surges to a high level.
“If the transmission in the community — I wouldn’t say the school, the community spread gets to a certain level, it may be best to have students learning from home. But we’re going to do everything in our power not to go there,” Cardona said.
Everything except making it clear that we’re not going there.
Instead, Cardona is preparing to blame Republicans for what teachers’ unions want. That’s the kind of win-win scenario that lefties love in which union members don’t have to work and Republicans get blamed.
Cardona warned that those policies, like others that prevent schools from imposing masking requirements, could lead to school disruptions.
“I’m worried that the decisions that are being made that are not putting students at the center and student health and safety at the center is going to be why schools may be disrupted. So we know what to do. And, you know, don’t be the reason why schools are disrupted, because of the politicization of this effort to reopen schools. We know what works. We have to keep our students safe. We have to keep our educators safe,” he said.
And then Cardona demonstrates that it actually is very political by going after Florida.
“At the end of the day I want to work with Texas I want to work with Florida. I want to make sure those students have access to in-person learning,” Cardona said, adding that “it’s critically important that we have conversations with governors directly, with state chiefs directly.”
If Cardona wants to stop politicizing the effort to reopen schools, maybe he should drop the politics and stop threatening reopenings.
The only threat to schools reopening in Florida and Texas is coming from local and national Democrat officials who don’t work for parents, but for teachers’ unions.
Cardona reiterated his message during an interview with CNN’s Ana Cabrera later Thursday, saying any Covid-19-related school closures would be “disappointing.”