Guv Kelly Claps Back Against COVID School Closing Criticism: No Apologies

Conservatives have been driving home a point on social media as the guv maintains her position. 

Accordingly, we ask . . .


TKC warning . . . The GOP is smart to raise this relevant issue BUT it opens the door to uncomfortable questions about public education in general that might cause conservatives to lose ground. COVID & trans student crackdowns are great talking points but more money for teachers and more resources for students have powered progressive gains and also have reasonable support amongst the electorate.

Meanwhile, here's a peek at ongoing culture war over the plague . . .

At an event this week hosted by the Kansas Chamber, Kelly boldly said she makes "absolutely no apologies" for being the first governor in the country to implement a one-size-fits-all statewide shuttering of schools in March 2020 for the remainder of the academic year.

"We in Kansas had to take a look at what do we know, what do we have, and what we need to do to make sure we keep our people safe," Kelly said, referring to the early days of the pandemic when the virus was beginning to spread throughout the country and leaders were deciding whether to close schools.

"So, when I look at what we did, I know everybody thinks about the sort of dramatic decision to close our schools and to be the first governor to close them for the entire year," Kelly continued. "I'll make no apologies for that."

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'No apologies': Kansas governor doubles down on decision to close schools during pandemic

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is refusing to apologize for choosing to shut down in-person instruction at public schools during the pandemic.