Why aren't the government being given more credit for prioritising education?

(268 Posts)
annabel85 Tue 15-Sep-20 20:56:50

The government have risked a lot by putting schools first, selflessly knowing that a second wave would reflect badly on them. This is how it's turning out, but they're still even now fully committed to keeping schools open.

They could have just had blended learning or even carried on demanding tutoring from home for the the winter term, but they've stuck their necks out by getting every child back to school.

Basically, just a reality check for people who are criticising the government at the moment. They've made big mistakes but the kids are their priority and they deserve credit for that.

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Lemons1571 Tue 15-Sep-20 20:57:36


ssd Tue 15-Sep-20 20:58:34


Hereinthesticks Tue 15-Sep-20 20:58:39


Danetobe Tue 15-Sep-20 20:59:10


Shieldingending Tue 15-Sep-20 20:59:18

Are you Boris?!!!

PollyRoulson Tue 15-Sep-20 21:00:24

Are you on something op?


obviouslymarvellous Tue 15-Sep-20 21:01:12

They put education first? Is this a wind up... the second wave or whatever you are calling it has little to do with schools opening. For months they have been spouting kids can't spread it. The eat out to help out scheme and pubs being open is probably a bit to blame as are people moving around more freely and going on holiday. This shower of shite though certainly haven't put education first, it was the economy - they have encouraged us all to go out and now are blaming us for it

Diddlysquatters Tue 15-Sep-20 21:01:16


Ifailed Tue 15-Sep-20 21:01:33

do CCHQ pay you per post?

AlwaysColdHands Tue 15-Sep-20 21:01:40

Thanks, I really needed cheering up tonight

Coldcough Tue 15-Sep-20 21:02:46


ineedaholidaynow Tue 15-Sep-20 21:02:57

If not Boris it must be Gav

MrsWooster Tue 15-Sep-20 21:03:00


Witchend Tue 15-Sep-20 21:03:02

Because their priority consisted of them:
1. Saying they were
2. Putting it out that children aren't much at risk/don't spread it so they don't need to put any social distancing etc in place (ie no extra money)
3. the priority of schools is transparently about getting people back to work for the economy.

If they really had considered them a priority they'd have put money in place for more safety measures, and cleaning equipment, maybe extra classrooms/teachers to have fewer people in the schools, extra school buses etc.
And when the numbers started clearly going up at the end of August, closing pubs and places like that to try and keep the numbers down.

SaltyAndFresh Tue 15-Sep-20 21:04:09

Selflessly? Are you having a laugh? They're not exposed to 180 adult-sized people per day, in a poorly ventilated classroom and with no screens masks, unless I'm very much mistaken.

bestbeforedateexpired Tue 15-Sep-20 21:05:02

Witchend, I envy your energy to reply to this post. I wish there was a like button on MN.

AriettyHomily Tue 15-Sep-20 21:05:07

You're clearly having a ducking laugh

AriettyHomily Tue 15-Sep-20 21:05:30

I wish my phone would swear

annabel85 Tue 15-Sep-20 21:05:56


Selflessly? Are you having a laugh? They're not exposed to 180 adult-sized people per day, in a poorly ventilated classroom and with no screens masks, unless I'm very much mistaken.

They get it in the neck when cases rise.

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sleepingdragon Tue 15-Sep-20 21:06:26

How have they prioritised education??!

The catch up funding they announced hasn't been paid to schools. They didn't increase testing capacity so teachers and pupils are sitting at home isolating.

IHateCoronavirus Tue 15-Sep-20 21:07:08

grin I was going to ask if you were Boris too, but I see others have got there first!

Iggly Tue 15-Sep-20 21:07:31


Sorry but they haven’t given schools more funding to deal with covid. They have given pennies to deal with those left behind - and are cocking up by not giving money to schools.
It’s nonsense.

TheDrsDocMartens Tue 15-Sep-20 21:07:45

Laptops still not arrived from April.

Useruseruserusee Tue 15-Sep-20 21:07:46


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