Yes, I know Joy Behar is smarter than I am but you have to understand that I am at a disadvantage. I didn’t have the opportunity to spend seven years in high school as she did.

Even so, her plan for schools in the United States makes as much sense as holding a Weight Watchers meeting at Chucky Cheese. She wants the students and the teachers to redo the entire school year.

That punishes students, teachers, and parents alike.

Almost half of the school year has already happened and to jettison that away just to start over again next fall seems like folly to me. We could take this one step more and argue that all schools should reopen.

Democrats always claim they listen to the experts but the experts say that opening the schools is safe. Certainly, a lot of schools have reopened without any kind of surge at all.

People had some choice comments about Behar’s idea:

  • “Yes, it is far out to punish the schools and students who have safely reopened by arbitrarily making them repeat the year,” one person said.
  • “Regression is the progressive way,” another person mocked.
  • “Absolutely not. I’m a teacher and have busted my back teaching this year virtually and that is like telling all of us nothing we do right now matters, and it was all for nothing,” another person responded.
  • “My kids went back in August and not 1 case. Now we have kids out there committing suicide not to mention what their home life is like. Send them back to school. As the dems say…. Follow the science!!” another person said.
  • “Living is so fraught with anxiety and uncertainty. Why not just have everyone stop living? Is that such a far out idea?” another person mocked.


There are consequences to remote teaching. Studies have shown that students do much worse under those conditions.

The number of kids failing has doubled and tripled all across the country.

That’s inexcusable even if it is easily believable.

Nothing beats a hands-on approach to teaching.

There is no personal touch or teacher being able to spend a little more time with those who need it.


Steven Ahle

Steven is a syndicated columnist for, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa's Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It's All About me.

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  • The View, really?!? I despise those broads. Worst, horrible, evil b*tches that ever lived. Don’t want to hear their opinion or read about them at all. They should not even be allowed to ever speak.

    • I 100% agree, The only people who take any advice from these gossiping hens are complete and utter morons brainwashed by the idiot box. Despite Covid, my son who is now a senior is graduating this year, because our state refused to be a victim. School has been in secession since last fall. We were given the option of on campus with a mask or online without one. We have not decimated our communities and small businesses. We will not bow down to a communist dictator.

      While I feel bad for those who’s school years and livelihoods were decimated by states decisions to destroy the lives of millions, these states should not received one penny of assistance to bail out their cities; many who are in debt due to pensions being mismanaged and borrowed from to line local and state government officials pockets. Home school your child. Schools hold back gifted kids. You’re only as strong as your weakest link.

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