AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
May 8, 2020
Over Half of PA’s Coronavirus Deaths are in Nursing Homes, So We Must Keep Schools Closed!
Recently Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera said “there’s a great deal of uncertainty” about schools being open in the fall because of COVID-19.
“I think the message for parents is we’re planning for the best but we’re preparing for the worst. I would encourage parents to start to think the same way.” (If that’s the case, then maybe we should get a school property tax reimbursement!)
A few days after Rivera’s announcement, House Speaker Mike Turzai accused the Wolf Administration of having a “can’t do attitude” and noted that that those at highest risk for the coronavirus are seniors and those in nursing homes.
“Instead of providing direction and hope … he has fostered anxiety, depression and hopelessness,” Turzai said.
- Contact the PA Department of Education and demand that schools be opened for the fall semester. This can be done safely and effectively. The number is 717-783-6788 or use the contact form here
- Thank House Speaker Mike Turzai for speaking up for frustrated parents and students who want things to get back to “normal.” His number is 717-772-9943 or email using his contact form.
- And for those students and parents who are stuck at home, here are some helpful resources for children from Child Evangelism Fellowship:
— Ages 6-8: 30 devotionals to help young children understand the BIG picture of the Bible
— Children of all ages – Wonder-Fun activity book
— The Greatest Doctor – this brochure reveals our even bigger problem than the coronavirus
— All ages: Interactive “Stop the Spread” Pamphlet
— Set of 30 Stuck at Home Devotionals is designed to help kids deal with challenges they may face during this difficult time. Sign up here
— Your child can also listen to Good News Radio here
— Or watch Good News TV here
— Sign up for Homeschool Resources here