Solano Real Estate Scene: ‘School’s Out,’ and that’s not good

Vincent Damon Fernier, aka Alice Cooper, wore a ton of makeup and I was never a huge fan of his music, but I have seen this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer playing in pro-am celebrity golf tournaments over the years for charity. This wild guy is a self-claimed golf addict and a competitive player. I like this guy now that I have seen him playing golf. He is a regular guy who looks irregular. He co-wrote the song “School’s Out” back in 1972 and it is still heard in movies and TV today because every kid loves school being out for summer. To me and many of you folks, the worst part of this pandemic has been the kids that missed out on way more than any adults. The senior prom, homecoming, graduations, their dreams of playing sports in high school all four years, Little League, the drama club performances, dance recitals and the traditions that are so important to kids of all ages have been canceled, not postponed. Record numbers of kids are failing, and many have not even registered for this school year. This is not good for our real estate economy because these kids are our future homebuyers and losing a year of education and social interaction is important for teenagers and younger kids, too, emotionally, intellectually and psychologically. We may not think losing a year and being held back is a big deal, and it is not for some kids, but for many who will turn 18 before they start their senior year of high school, it will be a struggle to graduate. An 18-year-old is no longer a juvenile. An 18-year-old is an adult who can do anything they want to do it with no permission from Mom and Dad. All kids, rich and poor, are the victims of this novel coronavirus pandemic and we need to help them recover ASAP.