This week in “How We Are Prolonging Bad Things” we have Gov. Kevin Stitt versus parents and teachers. It’s a bout for the ages, and one that is… unnecessary.
On Tuesday, the governor held a press conference where he used strong language when describing how students are faring with virtual learning, going so far as to say that it’s “jeopardizing the state of Oklahoma” because all students are not being offered in-person classroom opportunities.
I can think of another thing jeopardizing the state of Oklahoma right now that requires some strong language and action from leadership, but it seems as though we are busy fighting other battles.
It’s amazing to hear our elected governor continually talk around the problem of growing coronavirus community spread — the entire reason he’s having these press conferences — instead of addressing it directly. You can’t complain about teachers doing a poor job or ask why kids aren’t in classrooms when you seem to be doing very little to help the situation (and sometimes are even actively not helping on a personal level.) Worse still is politicizing this mess by blaming teacher unions. Big yikes.
The answer should be for people to work together, not to point fingers.
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