Education Secretary Acknowledges “Mask Fatigue”

But masks still needed to keep schools open, he said.

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said that even though he has “mask fatigue,” mask-wearing is still essential to keeping schools open for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It saddens me to think that poor policies and political agendas are going to get in the way of those kids getting on the field,” he said during an interview. “We need to follow the mitigation strategies that we know work. Get the politics out of this. Let the education leaders do their jobs.”

“To be very honest with you, I wish we didn’t have to wear masks. I know my own children; they don’t want to wear masks. I have mask fatigue myself. But if it means giving my children an opportunity to be in school, I’m for it.”

Secretary Cardona added, “We know students learn best in the classrooms. We know that for their—not simply their academic needs, but their social and emotional well-being—they belong in the classroom.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona as he heads the Department of Education.
  • For education officials, school district boards, superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and students as schools reopen and classrooms fill.
  • For wisdom for healthcare and education professionals as they issue recommendations for students.

Sources: CBS News, Newsmax


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