Education – 9-9-22

In the News…

It’s back to school time! This fall our children and grandchildren are actually in the classrooms where they can learn, socialize, and grow. Unfortunately, the consequences of the actions taken by the state, counties, and local school districts to protect us from the spread of COVID-19 will be felt for decades to come.

Studies are showing that the mental health, grade level achievements, and social skills of the next generation have suffered tremendous damage as a result of the lockdowns, mask mandates, and remote learning. 

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, Pennsylvania scored a “D” in its overall COVID-19 performance response and ranked 42 out of 51 states plus D.C. Utah scored the best, followed up by states like Florida and South Dakota. The reality is that it appears that our leaders wanted to appear to be looking out for our best interests, but may not have been.

Remote learning did have a few benefits for families, including parents being able to spend more time with their children. Parents helping their children with schoolwork, enabled them to witness the types of themes being shared with our students. Parents see some of those themes as problematic, but do our elected leaders?

As G. K. Chesterton wrote, “It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.”

We are trying to make sure that they see and understand the problems. Join us in that mission!