Op-Ed by Commonwealth Partners President & CEO Matt Brouillette.
Imagine you have COVID-19 and you’re having trouble breathing. You’re able to get to an emergency room stocked with available ventilators, but you learn you’re barred from access to these life-saving devices because of a state rule that says, “No ventilator use allowed: If everyone can’t have a ventilator, no one can.”
Insane. Unimaginable. The outrage would be palpable and justified.
Yet, when it comes to providing our children life-preparing education during this crisis, similarly outrageous government rules have been in place, with districts actively banning students from learning because of a rule that says, “If everyone can’t learn, no one can.