By Beth Baumann| Townhall.com
Teachers throughout the country have refused to return to in-person instruction because of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. They have repeatedly moved the goalposts and their requirements for returning to the classroom. And while many schools in San Diego remain virtual, the San Diego Board of Education is sending teachers to conduct in-person instruction for unaccompanied minors.
The San Diego Convention Center is being used as a temporary holding facility for the record number of unaccompanied minors that are flocking to the United States. The convention center will house a maximum of 1,450 teenage girls, ages 13 to 17, the Los Angeles Times reported. The convention center is scheduled to remain a temporary housing facility until July 15, one of the Biden administration's strategies for dealing with the border crisis.
In addition to receiving in-person instruction – something that was "too dangerous" for American children – the unaccompanied minors will also receive three meals a day, flip phones to call their families, and one-on-one pro bono legal aid.
Democrats repeatedly told us this was a funding issue, but it's not. San Diego County schools received millions. According to the San Diego-Union Tribune, San Diego Unified School District received $240 million from the CARES Act and another $342.6 million from the American Rescue Plan. That's one district. Districts across the country are receiving significant flows of cash for "COVID-related expenses" (whatever they determine that should mean).
If teachers can handle being in a COVID breeding ground, then they can handle being back in the classroom, where it's proven there is very little transmission.