One thing that doesn’t bother me about lockdowns is that “a generation of kids will be deprived of education.” Whatever it is that schools provide, it’s definitely not education.
There’s a moment in Kai-fu Lee’s book where he talks about seeing a bunch of college students huddled around a street lamp after lights are turned off in their dorm, trying to squeeze in one more hour of learning. I don’t know if the story is true but I know such students exist because I was one of them. I also know that US schools don’t send these kids to college. They teach the worst learning practices possible that are guaranteed to produce a terrible result. So I’m thinking that a break from whatever those schools are doing will let kids discover their natural curiosity, which is already better than what they normally get.
I’m really not worried about kids in all this. On the first day of lockdown I was worried that Klara would hate it because she’d miss her friends. But she’s loving it.