You heard the news.
Evers’ announcement impacts more than 1 million children, more than 855,000 of them in the state’s 400-plus public school districts.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s reaction: “I just think we have to have our eyes wide open that there are going to be ramifications for families, for people living in poverty and hopefully we can find ways to make sure that we address those in the near future.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, “The closures stand to upend school and family routines for millions of children. And they will throw into sharp relief the deep socioeconomic divides in American education. Disadvantaged families who rely the most on schools for stable services, such as meals and access to learning materials, will be some of the most negatively affected.”
Indeed, schools and families here and across the country are now in a major predicament.
Go ahead. Call me cynical. Goodness knows how many children will now go hungry for an extended period of time due to Evers’ action. This should have been left up to individual districts to decide.
I thought the Dems were the party that cornered the market on loving and helping one another. What if Scott Walker had shut down schools that had no plans in place to accommodate kids and parents who work during the day?