His talking points here are at least six months out of date. “I want schools to be safe” is something bland you say when the vaccine is still months away and you’re doing your best to balance teachers’ legit concerns about infection with students’ desperate need for in-class instruction.
When we’re six months on and the vaccine is available and teachers have been given priority to receive it, as they have in New York and other states, the proper response is: We need to do everything humanly possible now to get kids back to class before they miss another school year. We’re mitigating the risk to teachers by letting them cut the line for immunization. Now it’s their turn to do right by kids.
Why isn’t he saying that? Watch, then read on.