Masking our pupils should be a policy of last resort, not a visceral reaction to public pressure
Julian Jessop comments for the Daily Express
Mark Littlewood comments for the Daily Mail
Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home
While Emily accepts that the government has acted appropriately in not adopting the stricter policies of the devolved administrations, she argues that this latest mandate amounts to an empty political gesture which threatens the educational development of our children.
“Only in November, Sir Jonathan Van-Tam defended the Government’s decision not to mandate masks in schools. He said they can be “quite inhibitory to the natural expressions of learning in children, involving speech and facial expressions. It’s difficult for children in schools with face masks” “.
“It seems the Government is more interested in being seen “to do something”, even if that means children are scapegoated.”
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