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Who Are the Ivy League Glossy Mag Freedom Fighters Lecturing You About Schools?

The conventional wisdom about liberal influencers clamoring for school closures is all wrong.
Students and parents wait outside Perry Elementary School on the first day of school. At Perry Elementary School in Shoemakersville, PA Thursday morning August 27, 2020 for the first day of in person school of the school year. The Hamburg School District, which Perry Elementary is part of, is the only school district in Berks County that is opening 5 days a week for in person instruction during the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak.
Shoemakersville, PA - August 27: Students go into Perry Elementary School on the first day of school. At Perry Elementary School in Shoemakersville, PA Thursday morning August 27, 2020 for the first day of in person ... Shoemakersville, PA - August 27: Students go into Perry Elementary School on the first day of school. At Perry Elementary School in Shoemakersville, PA Thursday morning August 27, 2020 for the first day of in person school of the school year. The Hamburg School District, which Perry Elementary is part of, is the only school district in Berks County that is opening 5 days a week for in person instruction during the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 6, 2022 1:34 p.m.

There’s a deep conventional wisdom out there which has it that liberal Twitter and the broader Blue State commentariat is a hotbed of demands for school closures. The reality is almost diametrically opposed to this. From mid-2020 the country’s most esteemed and prestigious liberal/cosmopolitan publications, electronic broadcasts and university programs have been dominated by voices of highly educated, affluent and mostly white people demanding schools never close, even for brief periods, and almost always in the name of students from minority and/or marginalized communities.

But there is an upside down character to the image these demands create. In fact, during the pre-vaccine period, when significant sections of the country remained in remote leaning, it was precisely these communities which were most resistant to going back to in-person education. The blunt reality is that the staunchest voices against school closures of any sort for any duration are people with PhDs working from home. That’s just the fact.

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