The Atlantic: "Keeping kids out of the classroom will make recovering from the pandemic harder in the long term, while not keeping us any safer in the near term."
"Evidence from around the world—and even from New York City—shows not only that many schools should remain open, but that officials should take more steps to open up classrooms."
"These precautions are working, and all the early data show that classrooms do not appear to drive transmission of the virus."
"school reopenings have not increased the level of transmission in the communities they serve. Child-to-child transmission in the classroom is uncommon, and children in school settings are not the primary transmitters of COVID-19 to adults."
"NYC’s own data on its partial reopening show similar results: Schools reflect the prevalence of the virus in the community, but do not drive community spread [...] teachers & kids are at less risk of getting COVID-19 in school than they are elsewhere in their day-to-day lives."
"Even with case numbers climbing in New York City, we know that schools are not driving the pandemic.

However, one thing is clear with COVID-19: Our kids are paying the highest price."…

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24 Nov
The Ohio legislature passed a bill to expand their private school choice program.

House passed: 53-36
Senate passed: 24-8

But the teachers union is now trying to get the governor to veto the bill.
The union claims school choice "diverts resources from public schools"

But why would giving families a choice divert resources from public schools?🤔
That claim is absurd.

Allowing families to choose their grocery store doesn't "divert resources from Safeway"

Allowing families to choose their school doesn't "divert resources from public schools"

The money doesn't belong to any particular institution.
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24 Nov
Bill de Blasio closed all New York City public schools based on an arbitrary citywide COVID-19 positivity rate of 3.00%

Positivity rate in NYC schools: 0.28%
"In-person schooling does not appear to increase the risk of covid-19 transmission for staff and students, according to data from New York state." Image
Read 9 tweets
22 Nov
Why would giving families a choice "take money from public schools"?🤔
Why would families choose charters if they have "no accountability"?🤔
Charter schools are directly accountable to families

If a charter school underperforms it shuts down

If a district school underperforms it gets more money.
Read 6 tweets
21 Nov
Washington Post: "Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data makes the case."
"In-person schooling does not appear to increase the risk of covid-19 transmission for staff and students, according to data from New York state."
"~80 percent of schools in the state reported no covid-19 cases at all.

& of those schools that did detect covid, ~90 percent had only 1 or 2 cases across all students & staff [...] students & teachers don’t appear to be catching covid from each other."
Read 4 tweets
20 Nov
The nation’s largest teachers union released a "policy playbook" for the Biden administration:

• "Oppose all charter school expansion"
• "Bar federal funding to charter schools"
• Regulate all charter schools
• Abolish the D.C. school choice program for low-income students
These policies all protect the monopoly at the expense of families.

We should fund students instead of institutions.
Read 5 tweets
20 Nov
The Ohio legislature passed a bill to expand their private school choice program.

It's awaiting the governor's signature.
The bill expands eligibility from 200% of the federal poverty level to 250%
"The revision bill passed 51-36 with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed."

"The bill passed the GOP-controlled Senate 24-8 on Wednesday, also along party lines."…
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