As the debate over whether schools should resume in-person teaching rages on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its “Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention.” The findings include “All schools should implement and layer prevention strategies and should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing” and “Evidence suggests that many K-12 schools that have strictly implemented prevention strategies have been able to safely open for in-person instruction and remain open,” the key word being “evidence.” The Republican National Committee did not offer any evidence when it tweeted a call to re-open schools over the weekend – but it did (unintentionally) prove the importance of education.
“Keeping schools closed has DEVESTATING effects on the mental health, social, and economic situation, and academic achievement of America’s children. The science is in — schools can safely reopen,” the tweet from @GOP read. It has since been deleted, however, after everyone noticed the typo: that is not how you spell “DEVASTATING.”
Journalist Dan Rather tweeted, “Tweeting without spell check can be devestating,” while another Twitter user wrote, “Extremely on-brand for the Republican Party to misspell ‘DEVESTATING’ while complaining about inadequate schools. Oh, the irony.”
— María Antonia G. De la Torre, Ph.D. (@Caidadelatorre) March 21, 2021
Speaking of the DEVESTATING effects of missing school… pic.twitter.com/2NcTWviTo5
— Barney (@barney1776) March 21, 2021
Hey @GOP, instead of trolling Democrats on Twitter, why not take online writing classes so you could learn to spell devastating.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 21, 2021
The GOP misspelled the word "DEVESTATING" in their latest tweet and it doesn't surprise me that they are not only out of touch with America, but spelling as well.
Anything that takes thought is not their strong suit.🙄
— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@KylaInTheBurgh) March 21, 2021
Lack of education has had a devestating effect on the GOP's ability to tweet in English
— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@labyrinthweaver) March 21, 2021
You know what's really DEVESTATING (sic)?
The unbelievable ignorance of today's GOP! Not one of those fools voted for the American Rescue Plan which INCLUDED help for schools. NOT ONE!
If schools can safely reopen, it's despite the GOP.
PS… Spellcheck is your friend, GOP. pic.twitter.com/uENaKH2x5P
— Steph On The Left Ω (@floradoragirl) March 21, 2021
Trump University at work, folks. https://t.co/SHMmP7wVNR
— Chase Michael Tyler (@ChaseTalksAlot) March 21, 2021
Wanna know what else is "devestating"??
That the Former Guy is asking every Republican to donate to his personal PAC, rather than you moving forward.
What a devestating monster you've made 😂
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) March 21, 2021
Stay in school, kids (whether virtually or in-person), or else you’ll get schooled like the GOP.