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Guest Opinion: What about the freedom to learn in a safe environment?

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The word has become a catch-all, used by people who really don’t understand its meaning. Is it wrong to insist, “Freedom!” when your freedom threatens harm to others?

The argument put forward at the Bensalem School Board meeting on Aug. 25, was to decide whether or not to accept the advice of the Bucks County Health Department’s lead medical professionals to mandate masks for all students, teachers and staff while indoors.

At its conclusion, it was incredible to learn that the Republican majority had not courage, nor common sense; instead holding tight to their political careers. They voted, ”No,” against mandating children, teachers and staff to wear masks while indoors.

Adding insult to injury, the district will not be offering online instruction from the classroom. For parents who are able to stay home, cyber-schooling is available. But, for too many parents who have to make a living outside the home during school........

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