A school in upstate New York imposed some of the most extreme measures during the pandemic—including silent lunches and outdoor masking. The rules are still in effect.
What is with the Free Press and your ability to find terrible parents? Literally every one of these people who kept their kids in that "school", what, for the intimate atmosphere and whatnot (was that supposed to be a joke?). They paid for it. Its not some public school with layers of state bureaucracy behind it. It is a small private school and they PAID TO BE THERE. If they were too timid/stupid/lazy to vote with their feet i can accept that - at least its honest.
I am amazed they have 1 student, let alone full classrooms. But if covid taught me anything over the past 3 years is just how deeply some societies actually hate their kids.
"Because of her complaints, she said her kids almost got kicked out. After she begged, Stein said, the school let them stay."
So this parent is paying $11,000 to $18,000 a year per child to have her kids screwed up and taught horrible lessons for life, and then when they almost get kicked out she panics. What the fuck kind of crazy world is this?
“But for fear of angering the administrators of a school they otherwise love”...there are so many psychological intersecting issues here it’s hard to know where to start to break this down. First, what kind of parent can possibly justify the psychological and emotional stunting of their own children in such an environment? Second, it causes one to wonder what sort of group psychosis these so-called educated people are suffering from that they would permit their children to be abused and not call it abuse? finally throughout the Covid emergency it is clear there were some groups of people captured by a mass hysteria that was encouraged and abetted by government policies that forced compliance. It’s almost as if there was a collective Munchausen’s syndrome, operating in this community of elite university types who lost all ability for independent thought and analysis. Shame on them.
Who are the parents that put up with this abuse of their own children? If they aren’t going to stand up for their children, they’re children are never going to stand up for themselves. But I guess that’s the point, stay in line, do what your told.
"The parents who send their children to Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School are highly educated people." - Ah, and here is the root of the problem; "highly educated". It is bizarre to think that there has become an almost inverse relationship between advanced educational degrees and common sense or critical thinking. This "group think" seems to be a natural outcome of participation in education sector. By the way, I just took my granddaughter to Disney for a few days, and I got my fill of other people's malignant idea of "child-centered" or what I like to call "child-terrorism".
This seems more like the plot of a dystopian film than an actual school. That or a cult. Absolutely bizarre.
That parents would say and accept the following with all of the information available on the harm the control freaks have imposed says it all "I could tolerate most of the stuff—the teachers in N95s and face shields while standing behind plexiglass barriers, the 12 feet of distance for band members, the ban on singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in class. But I just wanted them to end the outdoor masking,” -- How about, yes beat me, but please don't hit me so hard.
Why in heavens name would you subject your child to that? How much freedom are you willing to give up in life? What kind of example will you be in retrospect when your children look back on your willingness to follow idiots? How about you just ignoring science and sacrificing your children's minds and social abilities? Your fear of some obese and socially challenged school administrators who enjoy control because they have low self esteem?
People, wake up and take control of your lives, your children's lives, and your country.
I’m very sad for those kids. The parents undoubtedly want their kids to be perceived as the “intellectuals” later in life, much like themselves. In reality, they will likely be imbeciles, just like their parents. So much irony.
Literally ludicrous! These “enlightened thinkers” refuse to read/understand the actual “science”on COVID, circa 2023 and are hypochondriacs.
I don’t think I’ve ever read about so many stupid “highly educated” people.
I just moved to Japan last summer, and enrolled my 8 year old son in the local public elementary. I was a bit dismayed to see that masks were still required, although the government recently declared that masking is now a “personal choice” so many of the kids aren’t wearing them anymore. However, the overwhelming majority of adults I see out and about are still wearing masks, and many of the kids too. Social conformity is an exceptionally strong force here and I can imagine people will continue wearing masks for years to come just out of sheer inertia. It’s a weird situation.
“Highly educated” has now come to mean “deliberately obtuse” wherever I encounter it.
This could be the premise of an Arrested Development episode. Completely idiotic. My kids attend a Montessori school in a Boston suburb, and even they've been mask free since 2022.
Sounds like the administration at Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca needs deprogramming therapy STAT.
Outdoor masking is one of the more ridiculous restrictions along with forced vaccinations that don’t prevent anything.
So let me get this straight: parents are willingly PAYING $11-$18K a year to stunt their children’s emotional and social growth and cut off much required oxygen to their brains and developing bodies when the rest of the world moved on over a year ago? And they’re ok with this? This is cruelty at its finest and every adult consenting to this torture is complicit in the abuse. Can’t wait for the lawsuits to come 5-10 years from now by these very same children against their adult incarcerators-without a shred of evidence masks offer protection.
By the way, I work in a school and when indoor mask mandates were lifted one year ago, I don’t know of a single teacher who did not breathe a collective sigh of relief. I can’t believe teachers would have advocated to spend their days restrained behind a face diaper and gasping for breath while straining their vocal chords.
It’s shocking this school even has pupils! Shame on everyone! What a joyless way to spend one’s childhood.
Ithaca NY is a bastion of Leftism. Covid was real but the threat has long since passed. As explained by theoretical physicist, UK Professor Rudolf Rigger, Covid produced panic. Rigger coined the term Panicdemic to describe what happened. His essay God Bless The Time Lords (December 2022) which explains the overreaction to this virus is available here.
I have yet to see a good explanation as to why the LEFT has completely lost its mind. And no, a one line snark from an illiterate won’t satisfy me.