Thankfully the Government is taking the threat seriously and has launched a “back to school and college” campaign.
The same unions that opposed our successful schools reforms are gearing up for battle once again.
Children’s opportunities in life will suffer as a result of school closures – and there still hasn’t been much data to explain why they were needed.
And if the Chief Medical Officer says that the situation is rapidly becoming much worse, and that urgent action is needed, who am I to argue?
Our latest survey finds that nine in ten Party members support such a move – a total that this latest news is unlikely to have reduced.
Over the weekend, the Prime Minister warned that keeping “schools closed a moment longer than is absolutely necessary” is “morally indefensible”.
We need to switch from specifying “what’s allowed to open” to “what in the interest of public health needs to continue to be restricted.”
We have a dominating centre and compliant Ministers. The Education Secretary was given his marching orders, and told to like them or lump them.
Enraged voters are not his target: he is zeroing in on the mass of questioning teachers and parents.
Instead of finding solutions to problems, the NEU finds problems in solutions – for example, telling its members not to engage with lessons via the internet.
I’m a former union rep myself – and am finding that schools, empowered by the Gove reforms, are quietly getting on with preparations,
Does he back the National Education Union’s advice to its members not even to engage on a possible June 1 re-opening?
The evidence suggests it would be a damaging mistake, but Labour is pressing on regardless.