Local School Officials Spar With State GOP Over Mask Mandate Bans | Talking Points Memo

Multiple local county school boards and superintendents have been pushing back against state-level Republican bans on school masks requirements as students prepare to return to the classrooms in the fall.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1384214

As well they should, but they are dealing with the anti-educated.

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This is another salvo in the GOP war on public education.

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I am willing to be these folks never before gave a millisecond of thought to oxygen consumption of the people who regularly wear masks as a part of their jobs (medical workers, etc.)

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Going on in Duval county right now. The school Board decided on a mask ban despite DeSantis’s prohibition but with an “opt out” that parents can take. I’ve spoken to a few school folks and they say opt out is at about 4%. DeSantis can’t really do anything about the defiance at this point.

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Mask mandate bans are insanity.

I have two teenagers returning to in-person instruction (and riding public transportation to school), and they will be wearing N95s the whole day. I can’t imagine living in a part of the country where they would be legally required to spend six or seven hours indoors with unvaccinated people.

It is dystopian, as if the GOP are COVID farmers intent on developing new, higher-yield strains of virus.

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I wear them in surgery everyday. Never heard anything about them depriving oxygen. If I had I’d laugh it away.

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Yes I came here to say, that I never heard any RWer in the last 40 years making a valid claim about our atmosphere until I saw that sign. Absolutely selective about when they invoke or hew to science and laws of nature. Frustrating and illuminating, they can understand and be guided by science except they are incapable of honesty.

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Lords and ladies enjoy privileges and protections that are not extended to the hoi polloi.

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A year ago, they were constitutional scholars. Now they are infectious disease experts also too. Thanks a bunch, Facebook.

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Email yesterday from my witless representative Chip Roy:

“As you probably know, I’ve made no secret about my thoughts on mask mandates in Congress…especially now that vaccines are available for free to everyone and the vast majority of our most vulnerable populations have been vaccinated.”

“These are my thoughts, but I want to get yours.”

“Do you think government schools should force children to wear masks all day?”

Yes
No

*By participating, I consent to receive email communications from the office of Rep. Chip Roy based on the information collected. Paid for by official funds authorized by the House of Representatives.

Unsubscribed this am.

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Also in Leon County (Tallahassee) where I have numerous young relatives in school.

I love this quote from Superintendent Rocky Hannah:
“Heaven forbid we (lose) a child to this virus, I can’t just blame the governor.”

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Mike Lindell Day 2

“argle bargle arrr arrr arrr”
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"Florida’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are going up by leaps and bounds."

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

They seemed nice.

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COVID Death Toll In Florida Passes Ron DeSantis’ Margin Of Victory | Crooks and Liars

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This video is choice.

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This is the ignorant & dangerous cult our country is facing. The guy in the video is hilarious but the reality of this brainwashed & disturbed woman is just a taste of what us sane folks who are doing the right thing have to encounter. #VoteBlue2022 #GetVaccinatedNow #WearAMask pic.twitter.com/8t2npjYDLV

— 👊🏻💫TraitorWarrior💫👊🏻 (@Traitor_Warrior) August 11, 2021
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Government (how cute) schools force students to do all sorts of things. There are dress codes and standards of behavior and the whole going to school thing in the first place (unless you decide to homeschool).

But this is especially ridiculous since private schools are also implementing mask mandates.

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Remarkably, they’re all polymaths.
Kinda like Donnie with his genius insights into the curative potential of intravenous bleach.

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Like this moron?

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