It's anything but.
I look forward to watching your documentary! One of the effects of the pandemic policies that seems to have taken hold of the education system even more is the reliance of technology to educate. Now it seems every child, as young as kindergarten have their own device and are required to use it to learn to read, write and do math. School districts now rely even more on online curriculums and I would argue these so call educational programs cause more harm than good. I believe sadly that kids will continue to fall further behind in their skills. Thank you for your voice on this topic!!
The NYT is completely compromised. Thanks for calling them out. 🙏🏾
The data showed that this was a disease of the old from the beginning. And not as dangerous as the left wanted everyone to believe. Just a disgrace.
How about the parents of those same kids who were stuck at home? Yeah, lots of professionals were able to work their “desk” jobs from home, and teachers could teach from the convenience of their living room, but there were many, many parents (single moms) who had to work in hospitals, restaurants, markets, etc. who had to arrange for someone to look after their kids, or who had to arrange to take days off so they could share responsibilities with other parents. To say I’m infuriated with the NYT and other like minded media is to truly understate my real feelings.
Not only should The NY Times and major news media apologize and report on continued harms, they should be reporting on opposition voices concerning the WHO Pandemic Treaty, the denial of harm by CDC and the fact they still push vaccines for kids, the taxpayer funding of Fauci’s celebrity tour, the continued bioengineering of bat virus, and whatever monkey business Bill Gates is into these days. There’s still plenty wrong the Times can get ahead of sooner than later.
And I would further add that it was not just school-aged children suffering. My oldest son graduated from a top 20 law school in May 2020 and all he got to show for it was a degree mailed to him. And the reason it cuts so deeply is this was to be the crowning achievement of a kid who was once told he would likely live in an adult-group home and be happy to get a GED. They deprived him of what should have been a truly momentous event. I want mea culpas and sack clothes and ashes. I want people to beg for forgiveness for the harms inflicted. I won't get into the struggle of my youngest, but let's just say, the ground under our feet shifted permanently. Again, thank you for your film.
Thank you. Your documentary will be a wonderful addition to our fight against this madness.
Jen, I think your documentary may have the potential to be the most important one done to date. The effect on our children and young adults will be felt for decades. I am hoping that all of us with children directly affected by the closures and insane virus containment policies (I will never forget seeing 6' x 6' grids painted on the school grounds for PE class or the taped off playgrounds and locked tennis courts and outdoor basketball courts) have enough honest and integrity to recognize the insanity of it all and really hold people to account. Your film may be just the impetus needed. Thank you for the sacrifices you've made - I know they have been significant.
Really? Who knew? 😫
Thank you for using your voice and the platform that you have. As a pediatrician outside of Denver at the time I worked with Jeffco Kids First and Lindsay Datko to fight for all children harmed by zero COVID policies. We were silenced, ignored, and lost job opportunities as a result of our advocacy. What was so hard to reconcile is that the very people we were advocating against were pediatricians, medical professionals, public health, and schools. All the very people one would think would stand up for children. @smalltownpeddoc
I don't need the NYT to tell me this. I have 85 freshman. Of that 85 (standard/not honors English) I have staggering data that shows more than 50% are not prepared for the rigors of high school. 28 cannot compose a full sentence. 5 cannot read and another 5 rely on copying peers and AI to produce assignments. But the worst part is: they re-entered the school environment addicted to screen culture. They can't get their faces out of their phones. Real life means nothing and Tik Tock (owned and operated by the Communist Chinese Party) is the law of the land. So much so that they know nothing about the world around them and only respond to what is "trending".
I remember reading from multiple sources that children have little risk from Covid and could never understand why they were forced to get vaccinated by a new vaccine with little history of safety. Same thought about school closures.
So why on earth would the Times push the vaccine/ closure policies? What is wrong with them?
Don’t ever give praise to the NYT. They hate you and will trample over you the first chance they get.
Obvious: the Times could never ever publish anything that contradicted the teachers union.
Jennifer, thank you for your columns. I consider you the "Naomi Wolf of the West Coast." Taken together, your recent pieces on learning loss and the collapse of "elite" society in NYC, ostensibly due to Covid (or, as I prefer, the China Virus, are insightful. However, as Jean Twenge points out, this learning loss/inability to read, etc all started with the intro of the IPad and distribution of mobile phones to "youts." (My Cousin Vinny). However, I ALSO think that it cannot be understood without finally submitting to the notions that progressive liberalism in America is a thoroughly destructive force, especially in culture.
actual journalism is dead; the media has been the propaganda arm of the government for at least two decades now