A statement by Wake County Schools Assistant Superintendent Paul Koh at the Wake County School Board meeting Tuesday set off a firestorm of angry parents reacting to his call for masking 2-year-olds to prepare them for full mask compliance as they get older. The guidance provided by the School Board went from 3-4 year olds and was expanded to include 2-year-olds. Many of those upset parents think the change is in preparation for a longer-term mask compliance order.
Under the school administrators’ proposal, “children ages 2 to 4 would have been required to wear masks except when eating and drinking and during naptime.”
It doesn’t appear the Wake County Public Schools or state health officials want to arrive at common sense or reasonable accommodations in working with parents of children in an educational setting. If anything, it sounds like they’re determined to do everything they can to tick them off. Which just makes it look even more to the average Joe that the mask mandates really are a political power play.
If you’ve ever read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World or We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, which deal with futuristic totalitarian societies, proposals like these from the Wake County administrators who make all the decisions about the public-school education of our children can’t help but give you the heebie-jeebies.