Biden Education pick is leading opponent of return to classrooms

Biden Education pick is leading opponent of return to classrooms
Cindy Marten (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – The CDC has declared that schools are safe to reopen provided precautions are taken. Whatever happened to the party of science?]

President Joe Biden’s pick to be deputy secretary of education is still fighting to keep students out of the classroom in San Diego, where she’s school superintendent.

Cindy Marten, the longtime superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, has been a vocal opponent of bringing back in-person instruction for public school students. The district had pledged to give a timeline for reopening on Jan. 13, but Marten failed to follow through, announcing after the deadline that no date for return will be set.

“Despite the progress that is being made and all of the best efforts of all of our employees, it’s important that we recognize that the virus continues to spread and it’s out of control in our communities,” Marten said. “This is not the time to let up on our efforts to defeat this deadly virus.”

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