Just two weeks before the start of school in New York Cuomo announced a 20% budget cut to all school districts. The timing was disgusting on the part of the Governor, and it was no accident. It was by design. Cuomo is hoping budget cuts will force more school districts to go full remote and further along the agenda of Bill Gates “reimagine education” at a distance. Remember what Cuomo said back in May?
“The old model of everybody goes and sits in the classroom, and the teacher is in front of that classroom and teaches that class, and you do that all across the city, all across the state, all these buildings, all these physical classrooms — why, with all the technology you have?” (Washington Post, May 6, 2020)
This is the real agenda behind so much remote learning happening in New York (and across the country and globe) right now. It is the real agenda behind Cuomo cutting school budgets, at the very last minute with no notice, when the schools need more money, not less, and everyone knows this. It has very little to do with COVID and safety. It is about money, destroying teacher unions, and dumbing down our children.
July 3, 2020 — Mayor De Blasio announced a plan to open NYC schools in September and Cuomo’s office responded by stating the mayor does not have the authority to open schools. That’s because Cuomo was given emergency (dictator-like) powers till April of 2021 with the passage of bill S7919. De Blasio knew this would be Cuomo’s response. The mayor is politically positioning himself in line with the Governors of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which are all planning for or recommending schools to open in September.
Cuomo is eerily silent about whether New York schools will reopen in September. He’s released no guidance, and no plan. I maintain that is because he does not want in-person schooling to reopen in order to move along the horrifying Bill Gates “Reimagine Education” agenda which would drastically expand remote learning.
What De Blasio just did was say, “Now all eyes on you Andrew – whatchyagonnado???“
New York City is the largest school system in the nation, educating 1 million children. The time to plan a reopening is right now as there is no time to lose. Seeing the northeast states trending towards opening De Blasio felt it was necessary to pick a side. The final push for De Blasio was seeing the AAP releasing an extensive report stating it is perfectly safe to begin in-person schooling once again.
If Cuomo decides to reopen schools (although all signs are that he does not want to) De Blasio is already positioned for it and planning ahead. If Cuomo keeps schools closed when the backlash comes from parents, social workers, therapists, and various organizations who will rightly show all the data building up proving children are being more harmed than helped by schools remaining closed, De Blasio can say, “You see! I had a plan to reopen but the Governor screwed up.” It’s actually pretty smart politics for Dumb Dumb De Blah Blah.
“Reimagine” Your Children Never Going to School Again
June 9, 2020 — Brad Hoylman seems to be completely fine with “the new normal” of children learning remotely and not attending in-person education in school buildings. However the people of New York don’t seem to be ok with this. Over 9,000 New Yorkers have joined a Facebook group called NY Parents & Teachers Against Distance Learning.
“No school in New York State is going to be open in the Fall, ” said Liz Glass broadcasting on her social media platforms. Glass is a candidate for New York Senate in district 27 running against Brad Hoylman. Glass references the Cuomo and Gates plan called “Reimagine Education.” She states her opponent Hoylman is in agreement with it. I asked Glass how she knows Hoylman is in support of expanding remote learning.
“Everyone should call him and ask him!” responded Glass. That’s a good idea!
CALL HOYLMAN HERE – Phone: (212) 633-8052 (leave message)
cc: firstname.lastname@example.org (if you are comfortable doing so, please cc me. I will not share or publish any information, I just want to get a count on how many emails went to Hoylman)
Call and ask Hoylman where he stands on expanding remote learning in NYC. Call and ask him if NYC schools will be opening in the Fall. Call and ask him what he is doing to advocate for you and your kids, and email all of that to him as well.
Liz Glass is 100% against the plan to “reimagine” education at a distance and, even more so, is 100% against placing The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in charge of what our educational system will look like. Gates failed miserably with common core as a national curriculum in America. Why are we trusting an organization who has already failed our country to “reimagine” what school will fundamentally be?
Governor Cuomo has announced a panel of educational experts to “reimagine” education which will be interacting with members of The Gates Foundation. The COVID Lockdown served as a trial run for remote distant learning, and it appears the goal this September will be to do a more structured “launch” of remote distant learning.
Cuomo can force New York State to do this because Brad Hoylman (and many others in Albany) voted YES to giving Cuomo emergency powers in Senate bill S7919 that lasts until April of 2021. Cuomo just has to say remote learning is still necessary due to the “public health emergency” – whether that is true or not. This law allows him to do as he pleases like a King. Hoylman willingly and gratefully gave away all of his power to the Governor.
With New York State financially broke, it is highly likely discussions of teacher lay-offs will be on the table across the state this summer. Bill Gates is certain to swoop in and “save the day” with millions in funding conditioned on the implementation of more remote technological “solutions” for New York. This may save some teachers and staff in the short run, but ultimately it will lead to the destruction of the teaching profession, teacher unions, and ultimately the middle class status most teachers gain from their employment.
The head of the NYC Teacher’s Union, Mike Mulgrew, is already on record saying we are going to have to implement a “hybrid instructional model of sometimes in person and sometimes remote.” According to Liz Glass and her sources, we won’t even get that. We are headed to full-time remote learning this Fall and officials are only saying school may open to keep everyone calm.
Thousands of students – especially those with disabilities – are struggling immensely with remote learning. The socialization that school offers is invaluable to many students and families. Not to mention the billions of tax dollars paid every year by New Yorkers to fund the school system.
Privately and quietly I personally know Superintendents and Chancellors of school districts throughout New York are discussing all of the following:
Having half the students attend school each day – have ‘A’ & ‘B’ days
Purchasing thousands of masks for students
Delaying the opening of in-person school until October
Delaying the opening of in-person school until 2021
**Interestingly when I published this report on June 9th, the same day Chancellor of NYC schools Richard Carranza released a list of possible plans for September and he left open the possibility that school will not reopen in the Fall.
Is there a chance we may never again have in-person education in New York again?