We know in Minnesota that when schools closed during the early part of the epidemic, many children simply stopped “attending” classes. They dropped out, including very young children. Minorities were greatly disproportionately affected. And crime by children soared, including carjackings by young teenagers, homicides, drug use and so on. These children have still not returned to school; most never will. The state of Minnesota and cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seem mystified by how this could happen. It happened because the teachers’ unions own Little Timmy Walz and they wanted schools closed, come hell or high water, so by God, he closed them. It happened because the public health officials, from Jan Malcolm on down, don’t give a damn about the overall public health, or data, or research or children or anything but whatever they think is politically expedient. It happened because the whacked ideologues who run our state are totalitarians; everyone must unquestioningly obey whatever they order done, regardless of consequences.
Because of all those cowards, our children suffered immensely, in an irreversible lifelong manner. And it isn’t just here, it happened all across the country. Now there is one silver lining to this. The school closing, mask nonsense, vax mandates, critical race theory, gender ideology, et al led to somewhere between 1 and 2 million school children leaving the public school system. Some went to private schools, some are being home schooled. Some unfortunately, are in that group that dropped out. Every student who leaves public schools means fewer dollars going to those schools, are more importantly to the teachers’ unions. Every student who leaves public schools undermines the power of those unions and makes it more likely that a state adopts vouchers or “the money follows the student” legislation. (ZH Post)
So there is hope that the teachers’ unions can be eviscerated, as they deserve to be, and when they go down, one of the two primary pillars of the currently insane Democrat party goes down. The other is rich lunatics who give lots of money for crazy policies, but can avoid living where they are subject to those policies. Tarring and feathering is way too kind for that group. Real meaningful reform of the role in money in elections is needed to eliminate that cancer on democracy.