Through all of this comedy of errors, the political and educational establishment in New York is still cloaking its decision-making process in the exalted language of equity, inclusion and combating privilege. There is no gentle way to say this, though: The people who are about to shutter New York schools should never mouth those words again.
It is the comparatively disadvantaged — the poor, the broken-familied, kids with special needs — who are hammered hardest by the disruptive, logistically caddywhompus, alienating and educationally piss-poor system of remote learning.
My family will adapt. (Hey, look, the 5-year-olds are learning French five feet away from me!) But most don’t have my options. I don’t want to hear one word about my “privilege” again from the people who are consciously making the anti-scientific, politically driven decision to deny basic equitable opportunity for poorer families.
You people should be ashamed of yourselves — and in a just world, would be driven far away from public life.