Blue Collar Conversations

Episode 18: Why Schools Should Reopen

January 30, 2021 Blue Collar Conservatism Season 1 Episode 18
Blue Collar Conversations
Episode 18: Why Schools Should Reopen
Show Notes

Today, Esther McVey speaks to parents about the impact the schools shutdown is having on their children.  The parents are all part of the group UsforThem - a campaign to reopen schools that's taken the country by storm this week.

They ask how can it be right that school children - those least affected by COVID-19 itself - are the ones who are being most impacted by the Government's measures to tackle it?

A year on from our last discussion on education, schools are still shut.  What have we done to a generation of children in that intervening year?

Speaker list:

- Liz Cole, Co-Founder of UsforThem (01:40)

- Victoria Slatter, mother of two (06:17)

- Christine Brett, Co-Founder of UsforThem (08:27)

- Adrian Kneeshaw, CEO fo Carlton Bolling Academy Trust (16:14)

- Rachel Maile, parent (20:24)

- Emma Reece, parent (23:55)