A group of Progressive Communist Moms is not happy with their Daddy Government over oppressive emergency powers to keep public schools closed and society shut down. Someone has to ask these women what they vote for, if not to have a Big Centralized Government decide their lives for them.
Why are they upset now? Surely the government knows far better what they need than they need themselves.
Read Rebecca Bodenheimer, Ph.D.’s Blog, where she lets out her frustration.
At least one “progressive” Mom, who claims she speaks for many, wants schools opened before her Daddy Government has decreed it.
“Many of the parents I’m working with on this issue see themselves as progressive and have until now supported organized labor and unions (I myself went to the picket line for Oakland teachers 2 years ago), but it’s so clear to us that teachers’ unions are dead wrong on this issue and that their interests are opposed to what’s best for our kids. Your own kid might be doing ok in remote learning, but kids aren’t doing well by and large. Mine sure isn’t. Just remember: the principles of child development haven’t just vanished because we’re in a pandemic. It’s still not good to have our kids in front of the screen for hours upon hours every day. Kids still need to learn alongside other kids and still need to play with other kids. What I’m saying is, there’s no amount of improvement of distance learning you can do that will make it be a good platform for learning.”
What are she and her friends “progressing”? What is the progress for this Mom? Once a long time ago, before George W. Bush, people had power at the school level, but that was before progressive reforms on education where a national curriculum, with no child left behind, which led to a race to the top, which led to Common Core, that opened the door to the loss of parent’s power. That was “progress,” remember.
The Democrats, not happy with merely allowing children to attend school in freedom, have never stopped pushing for progressive changes in our institutions. Now we are to the point where schools are completely broken down and useless, and everyone is miserable and missing out on great lives. But remember, that is what progressives have demand from the government because they never could stop pushing for more “progress.”
Now, this Progressive Communist Mom is figuring out that she isn’t happy with what progressives have done to Americans, and it is unclear who she thinks cares now? Listen, that is how Daddy government works; you have subjected yourself to being at the whim of your Government betters; there is no crying now.
RED STATES ARE OPEN-BLUE STATES ARE CLOSED
Even she has noticed that politics matter. The Democrats see you as property, not a citizen. Here is proof: The Republican Party is often only a little better than the Democrat Party. However, President Donald J. Trump was the only one who watched out for Americans and our families, but progressives hated him for his pro-American agenda.
You know, America where we used to have powerful public schools open and working.
“The politicization of this issue is what’s really [BEEP] up. Schools are largely open in red states and closed in blue ones (see below for a devastating graphic). It’s very difficult for me to understand the simplistic thinking that says: Trump said open schools, so we must keep them closed at all costs. I have never felt so alienated from the people I usually align myself with politically,” Bodenheimer.
Her blog goes on:
“Other things that have made me flip my lid about this situation: teachers unions are demanding vaccinations before going back to school — last month, some here in SF and Oakland were even saying vaccinations wouldn’t be enough to get them back to the classroom! No other essential worker has had the privilege to demand this — and this has been a real slap in the face to all the essential workers (like my spouse) who have been going to their workplace for 11 months with no vaccine and who aren’t being prioritized like teachers are.”
As a homeschooler for the past 23 years, I am not sure why anyone relied upon the schools for anything at all; this progressive Mom is totally confusing to me. I see a progressive utopia, where Daddy Government is off drinking with their girlfriend, and his little children are the further thing from his mind.
I don’t really care whether the schools open up again, ever. As a recovering leftist, I see that the Progressives have gotten what they wanted. Crying about it now is Kabuki. Go tell your kids they are miserable because of the drunken power grabs you wanted for your political idols.
Go tell them you are the one who did it to them.