Washington Examiner: Casting aside the standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Maryland health officials, County Executive Marc Elrich and his health officer, Travis Gayles, on Friday night announced they would bar nonpublic schools from opening in the fall for in-person instruction.
On Saturday, after Republican Gov. Larry Hogan publicly expressed his disagreement with Elrich’s and Gayles’s decision, county officials privately tried to convince Hogan that the nonpublic schools were fine with the government barring their doors.
That’s not true.
“This decision was a real sucker punch,” said Robert Gold, the co-founder and executive director of the Feynman School. “We were really trying hard to make a plan this year to keep everybody safe,” he told me Saturday evening. The school consulted with experts, including a National Institutes of Health scientist, and Gold said one mom, a pediatrician, said “absolutely no qualms.” more here