On-line classes canceled because of weather?
What are we missing here? Madison’s public schools refuse to reopen its 52 school buildings for in-classroom teaching. They’ve been largely shuttered since last March. What teaching remains is conducted on-line, via computer. Madison is expecting four inches of snow today 02-04-21, so classes have been cancelled.
You heard right. MMSD is canceling on-line classes! Inside! Via computer! Where it is warm and cozy. WHY? Because the weather forecast predicts snow. Outside. In the Great Outdoors.
Maybe the indentured servants at Blaska Stately Manor are not woke enough. Like every tiresome old man, we really did walk a mile through blizzards to our one-room country school (Oak Lawn in rural Sun Prairie). As a 6-year-old. No one told us we were a victim. Maybe that’s our problem today. So we make this suggestion to all 27,000 victims of the madison Metropolitan School District: Get your on-line education HERE at Blaska Policy Werkes!
Ol’ Sparky, our Eisenhower-era mainframe computer is oiled up and firing on both cylinders (fire extinguisher at the ready). The gray lab coats are ready to learn you kids real good! On-line, on time, our dime. Mouth and nasal passages covered several face masks deep. Hands sheathed in powder-free nitrile gloves. Pumping hand sanitizer from an orphanage-size barrel like it was black gold. Statue of Saint Fauci bathed in heavenly light.
Today’s lesson: Don’t be such a snowflake! Do not shut down on-line learning because you expect a little snow!
In the meantime:
Reopen the public schools today! The science says it is safe! (Remember science?) Frankly, we’ve given up on the Progressive Dane school board; they are owned by the teachers union. Tell the state legislature to withhold state financial aid until Madison’s 52 school buildings reopen. (More here.) The State of Iowa is already doing so. No, none of Madison’s Democrats will go up against Madison Teachers Inc. either, so …
Blaska’s Bottom Line: It’s all about Equity. After one parent complained, his school’s principal responded: “The explanation we’ve been given is that because there are students/families who rely on the MSCR Cares program being open to engage in virtual learning, it would be inequitable to hold school.” The parent comments: “So they shut down the entire system. Unbelievable!”