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May 23 7 tweets 2 min read
The root of all of our issues still comes back to extreme polarization. People like Gregg live in a bubble where he feels that his "people" are deserving of a rational, compassionate response, but he doesn't see the people who have suffered from COVID restrictions as humans. In his mind, we are all dumb, conservative rubes addicted to "freedumb", so our needs don't matter.

Gregg is far from the only public voice who has painted everyone with an extremely broad brush.

This attitude appears to be fairly universal.
May 22 13 tweets 3 min read
Maybe it's just because I had an extremely long day of travel w/ 2 kids & I'm extra cranky, but I don't know if it is possible to have as visceral of a reaction that I did to this pair of tweets. ImageImage This is so completely hypocritical that I just can't believe he has the audacity to do this.

This man was in favor of shutting down schools for a virus that poses statistically zero risk to children, and he has spent two years moralizing, shaming & blaming people for basic needs
May 22 7 tweets 1 min read
If I had to pick one single issue where my eyes have been opened (even before COVID), it is the issue of school choice.

I cannot believe "progressives" fight against low income families being able to choose the best education for their children, while wealthy go to private. I am so "red pilled" on this that I can't even see the other side of this argument.

Why is it anyone's moral obligation to support a public school system that is clearly failing those who need it?

Why is that obligation disproportionately falling on low income families?
May 18 9 tweets 3 min read
Was glad to hear @kittypurrzog & @jessesingal delve a bit into the CA Math debacle in their latest @TheBARPod.

It's incredible that journalists seem completely disinterested in understanding why we have some of the lowest K-12 standards on the planet, & we keep lowering them. I have friends in Texas whose children are taking HS level algebra in 7th grade, while so-called progressive, "educated" blue enclaves are stripping it out of middle school altogether, leaving it for affluent parents to supplement.
May 17 6 tweets 1 min read
It feels really strange that so much of the ideology that we were raised to believe was fair and just is now being pushed aside for something almost unrecognizable.

Our conversations around identity are so foreign to how we were raised. The idea of boxing people into stereotypical boxes due to their immutable characteristics and/or being actively hostile toward someone because of their identity is something I just can't bring myself to do, or to pass along to my kids.
May 17 4 tweets 2 min read
I just want you to read this obnoxious note from @BrooklynTech_HS, which chastises students for committing the cardinal sin of wanting their talent show to be live instead of virtual, given that EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE CITY IS FUNCTIONING NORMALLY. Image Hi @BrooklynTech_HS - these students can do anything they want right now in NYC - socialize in a crowded restaurant, etc.

But yet they cannot have a normal school life.

I want you to explain how you justify this.
May 13 4 tweets 1 min read
Noah writes a long, nuanced thread about feeling disconnected to modern progressivism.

Marc responds with hyperbole.

I still cannot understand why the left downplays the complete disregard for civil liberties we have been living through for 2+ years due to covid hysteria. I started tweeting in 2020 to process the complex feelings of living through a time where the government tells you that you cannot leave your home, see your family, educate your children, walk around with your face uncovered, etc.
May 12 4 tweets 1 min read
Interesting that 78% of the country believes that the quality of K-12 education is either a very big or moderately big problem.

But, I was told that people LOVE their K-12 education! Also, only 19% of the country now believes that COVID is a very big problem.

Wonder where those 19% are concentrated?
May 12 5 tweets 1 min read
If you are going to make the mistake of forcing us to choose between our children's right to freely experience life and a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy, I'm not sure it's going to go in your favor.

You had better push Democrats to cut this shit out. Stop masking kids. That's it. That's the tweet.
May 10 4 tweets 2 min read
"“If these vaccines seem to be mirroring efficacy in adults and just seem to be less effective against Omicron like they are for adults, we will probably still authorize,” Marks said."

Doesn't this signal that we need a new trial endpoint?… You can listen to @VPrasadMDMPH describe this in more detail

May 10 7 tweets 2 min read
"There are varied reasons why some of this funding remains unused. Tutoring and enrichment programs require finding staff to work extra hours in a moment when educators feel overworked."… Enrichment programs are typically 3rd parties - more like entrepreneurs than educators.

Why wouldn't a small business be interested in offering enrichment to students during this time?

Something is very off about this, but like most edu reporting, this is taken at face value.
May 8 14 tweets 3 min read
I can only speak definitively for myself, but I feel like I can probably describe what many former Democrats and independents who have been advocating against COVID restrictions are thinking/feeling right now regarding the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade. Again, I cannot speak for everyone, but I can say that my passion around choice has always been rooted in just that - a person's fundamental right to decide what happens to their own body.

I consider this to be a sacred right.
May 8 4 tweets 1 min read
This is just amazing.

Does every Democrat just get handed the same script when they test positive?

I'm waiting for JUST one person to deviate. I will have so much respect for one prominent Dem who says

"WTF, we destroyed society for THIS?"
May 8 8 tweets 2 min read
One of the hardest lessons to learn in life is that you cannot force people to care about the same things you do.

We are individuals, shaped by our histories & our personal experiences.

People don't have the capacity to be passionate about every single thing - we prioritize. For example, I go to bed & wake up every day wondering how so many people sat through the past 2 years and can just move on right now w/o believing that we have to dismantle the biostate that is being codified every day.

I can't fathom caring as much about anything else.
May 6 4 tweets 1 min read
I guess because of my contrarian need to defend @elonmusk , I just got this targeted ad for Synthesis, but I have to say that it looks pretty awesome.

They market themselves as enrichment for kids that teaches critical thinking. Anyone know it? "Our students are introduced to an array of intellectual concepts (e.g. network effect, contingent value) that arise throughout our simulations. Additionally, they practice critical thinking and improve their ability to collaborate with a diverse collection of peers."
May 6 4 tweets 2 min read
Where is the evidence that NYC's mask mandate & vaccine passport was effective over winter? Why does @NYCHealthCommr double down on failure?

@NYCMayor , you say you want NYC to recover. Stop granting 1 person dictatorial power over NYC's recovery.… Is it fair for business owners to be forced to live on a knife's edge, wondering when a gov't mandate will harm their livelihood?

How does this affect the mental health of citizens?
May 3 11 tweets 3 min read
They are all backing away from school closures. Yet what is so frustrating is that the data was there, in APRIL 2020. We knew that European countries were already working on their reopening plans, and some never closed. We knew about the age stratification in FEB 2020. It's understandable that people acted in an abundance of caution in March 2020.

I removed my children *before* NYC officially closed their schools.

But by May, it became clear that there was no universal, imminent reopening plan. This was when we needed an adult in the room.
Apr 20 12 tweets 2 min read
The thing about the @libsoftiktok "scandal" is that nobody on the left seems to be addressing the elephant in the room:

Some of those videos are deeply disturbing to parents across the political spectrum.

You can try to spin this as "far right bigotry" but that only goes so far When people's children are involved, you will find that politics has a way of disappearing.

When you continue to disrespect & undermine the role of parents in their children's lives, you will find that politics has a way of disappearing.