California school reopening leader announces run for state legislature: 'Year of the parent'
A California resident who was a major proponent of reopening schools after many went to remote-only learning at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic has announced a run for a state assembly seat. Jonathan Zachreson, founder of Reopen California Schools, announced his run for the 5th Assembly District on Friday after Assemblymen Kevin Kiley announced he is running for congress.Zachreson told Fox News Digital that he’s running for state assembly to make 2022 “the year of the parent,” and said there are pressing issues that schools face that are being ignored by the California legislature.”They’re not addressing the fact that we have more than doubled up rates of chronic absenteeism due to quarantine policies. You know, we have situations where we’re unnecessarily testing and that’s causing problems and invasive. Schools are spending a lot of money on tests and other unnecessary procedures, when they really could be doing things to make up the difference,” Zachreson said.CALIFORNIA STUDENTS SUFFERED ACADEMICALLY DURING COVID-19, NEW REPORT REVEALS Jonathan Zachreson (Credit: Jonathan Zachreson) Reopen California Schools, the organization that Zachreson founded, is focused on getting California children back in schools five days a week.Beyond issues with reopening schools and keeping them open, Zachreson says that