by Jordan Sekulow, ACLJ
Right now kids and parents across the country should be preparing for school to resume, and in some districts, classes have already begun. But this year many schools remain closed and students are starting the new year of learning online at home or have chosen to go to private and Christian schools that are offering more educational options.
Left-leaning officials and teachers unions are demanding that the government mandate schools to remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening to strike and refuse to even provide online distance learning options. This is happening even despite the fact that, as we reported, the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci have said schools should reopen and kids should be back in the classroom.
We’ve seen a disturbing trend developing in some localities across the nation, using this pandemic in a radical Left power grab to further an extreme agenda, including ordering Christian and private schools to shut down regardless of the steps they take to ensure the safety of teachers and students. In one example, the health department in Montgomery County, Maryland, issued a mandate that not only ordered public schools to remain closed, but went even further by mandating that all Christian and private schools must remain shuttered as well.
Thankfully, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan took quick action to prevent this from happening — something we hope other Governors join in doing.
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