The government has no right to decide what’s best for children, and neither does the school board. Mask mandates and vaccine encouragement programs that bypass parental consent are happening across the country. School boards continue to push for children to get vaccinated and wear masks all day at school. Is it effective? No.
Many school districts have had breakout cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and many other viruses as schools open and children catch different bugs from other students. Does this mean the school should shut down? Not. It’s normal for children to build their immune system and become resistant to these viruses, and even in schools where masks are worn, the viruses still spread.
School boards have abandoned the basic understanding of the human immune system and relied heavily on masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing, and shutting down school altogether, but the overall effects of these things can be detrimental to students’ well-being.
They should involve parents and the community in various topics and issues related to school activities and functions. Still, some school boards seem to have disdain for the parents they’re supposed to represent. A school board president at Scottsdale Unified School District, Jann-Michael Greenburg, was caught making a ridiculous remark toward a parent after his microphone was turned off.
The parent was concerned about neo-Nazi literature passed around the school, and the concern is legitimate. Though Greenburg assured the school board that the situation had been investigated and closed, the parent might not have been aware of that. If concerns were still present, it’s reasonable for the parent to address the school board.
After Greenburg was finished speaking, he cut the mic and said, “Jesus f****** Christ, these people.”
Greenburg signed up for his position. He has a responsibility to every parent and child to take his job seriously and address any concern that anybody has regardless of his personal opinion of the issue.
Though Greenburg apologized just after he commented, he should resign or be fired. This type of behavior is unacceptable for public leaders, who are held to a higher level. It can’t be tolerated.
The school district just enacted mask mandates, and protests are underway. Little to no evidence of child transmission of Covid-19 is available, and mask mandates are an overreach of local school boards and are ineffective at stopping the spread of Covid-19.