Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” has a master’s degree in English she earned from Stony Brook University once upon a time, but you’d never know it from some of the things she says.
Her inability to reason is only surpassed by her lack of self-awareness, like when she mocked a Miss America Pageant contestant from Colorado in 2015 for wearing scrubs and a “doctor’s stethoscope.”
The contestant, Kelley Johnson, was a nurse — and, um, nurses use those devices in the course of performing physical exams on patients, probably as a group more often than doctors use them.
In any event, Behar’s cluelessness was on full display again this week when she came with what she believes was a brilliant idea for getting kids back to school in the age of COVID.
In response to a New York Times article published on Monday that said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that putting kids back in schools is safe (the Europeans knew this last spring), Behar suggested: “Sending kids back to school this year is so fraught with anxiety and uncertainty. Why not just have everyone repeat the year? Is that such a far out idea?”
In a word, yes. Yes, it really is ‘far out.’
For one, the main reason why kids are full of “anxiety and uncertainty” is because they have been fed a steady diet of fear porn by no-nothing partisans like Joy Behar. But also, how would ‘just repeat the year’ look like if it were seriously tried?
Well, since the process of attending primary school relies on the bulk of students in one grade moving on to the next grade, how are school districts going to handle an entire generation of kindergartners — make them wait another year?
Who wants to tell all of the graduating seniors they have to put their college careers or their lives on hold for another year?
And logistically, where would all of the extra students be assigned? Who would teach them?
We get the impression that Behar isn’t an education expert, either.
What does this mean? Repeat the year where? https://t.co/gnYZ3rerJm
— Holden (@Holden114) January 31, 2021
Out of touch. https://t.co/SQOyCIZxhp
— Space Lazar Wolf (@NathanWurtzel) January 31, 2021
What are people in all the sane parts of the country, who followed the science and the scientists, whose kids had a fairly normal year that all of ours kids should have had, going to do? https://t.co/nxlBO9DuNr
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) January 31, 2021
Millions of parents terrified for their children’s wellbeing because they are not in school. Suicides and depression are spiking among kids separated from their friends and normal lives. How about just opening the damn schools for those who want to attend? Is that so far out? https://t.co/TTFAxOLgxY
— Jonathan Levin (@JNLevin) January 31, 2021