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2020-06-30 3:06:50 AM  

GardenWeasel: I really don't understand this.


Many doctors suddenly got to deal with homeschooling their own kids as well.
 
2020-06-30 5:31:50 AM  
Yea, no. Black children are being hit harder by MIS-C.
 
2020-06-30 6:20:39 AM  

chitownmike: hausman007: My district is doing all sorts of surveys right now, and I've been voting for some type of hybrid because my kindergartener got nothing out of distance learning. They did like an hour a day and like half of it was the pledge, morning announcements and a song where they greeted everyone in the class. He went from liking going to school to having to be dragged over to the laptop. I then had to sit with him to make sure we didn't miss any of the "assignments" that were randomly scattered between 3 different apps. It's a nightmare. If they are planning 100% distance they better come up with a way to keep those kids engaged 6 hours a day without parental input. If I'm going to have to attend "school" with my kid to make sure I know what assignments he has to do, then refund my property taxes because I'm not going to pay for schools that are giving less than an hour of actual instruction a day, give me a list of things a 1st grader is supposed to be able to at the end of the year and I'll figure out how to get him there on my own.

If you were sending your kid to private school you would still have to pay property taxes


The Public school teachers are still working full time if I chose send my kid to private school. From what I've seen from the distance learning plans it's 2-3 hours of instruction per day. That's not even part time.
 
2020-06-30 6:52:09 AM  
I think this is great news.  My kids are rotting at home and I am not qualified for, nor have time to be, their home school teacher.
 
2020-06-30 8:30:36 AM  

gar1013: yohohogreengiant: Because kids never give each other viruses at school and then carry them home to their families.

This advice only makes sense if the motive is to accelerate the spread.

Why don't you trust doctors, comrade. Don't you believe in science?


I trust doctors well and true.

In their own fields.

I will take counsel from epidemiologists about the virus, thanks.
 
2020-06-30 8:55:27 AM  

vrax: Beyond serious and immediate health issues, we have no real idea what the long-term organ damage is from C19.  Saying that kids will be OK is highly irresponsible and saying that they probably won't transmit is equally stupid.  Fark off, AAP!


Who do I trust?

Doctors, or someone who pays $5/month to a free website to comment on articles earlier.
 
2020-06-30 8:57:05 AM  

yohohogreengiant: gar1013: yohohogreengiant: Because kids never give each other viruses at school and then carry them home to their families.

This advice only makes sense if the motive is to accelerate the spread.

Why don't you trust doctors, comrade. Don't you believe in science?

I trust doctors well and true.

In their own fields.

I will take counsel from epidemiologists about the virus, thanks.


And yet you are ignoring what is in the best interests of children, Boomer.
 
2020-06-30 8:57:48 AM  
Also realize that homeschooling is an option for those afraid of the virus.  Just like staying home.

Don't put your life in the hands of the plague rats!
 
2020-06-30 11:48:45 AM  

corn-bread: What they don't mention is schools are also the primary way that authorities ensure kids are nourished and not being abused.  Having the extra sets of eyes on kids every day means problems at home can be spotted earlier.  The powers that be are concerned that home schooling and distance learning messes with this.

Of course they can't just come out and say that kids are safer at school than at home......but statistics tell us many of y'all suck ass as parents.

Lockdown increases child abuse risk


But on the plus side, school shootings are way down.
 
2020-06-30 12:45:27 PM  

pdxbarista: "Wherever and whenever they can do so safely."
We're not pretending we're gonna send the kids back to normal. Just acknowledging that in-person education is important, especially for the younger kids and we can't simply hope to get by with online education. There may not be a way to minimize the risks sufficiently, but we have to try, because this will have lasting effects.


I still find that is a bs lie of a statement to make to the American Public schools.

Wherever and whenever they can do so safely.

So make one single assumption here for me:
safely = will cost $


So tell us again how American tends to fund public schools.

Oh not at all equally for all the children? really? For a culture so bang on about equality of treatment under the law, that sure seems to show us a demonstration of NOT BEING TREATED EQUALLY AT ALL.


So care to tell us about when and where can find public school saftey looking maybe ok to good and where we can't really expect to see those exact same cost measures taken?


So yeah, easy to say when and where, when someone knows full well their kid's school has monye.
Maybe not so easy to say for those people if they had to send their kid to a school that had half or less the budget to work with for what level of saftey to be obtained.
As soon as all the public schools get the same $ per child, great. until then i don't live no lie, this ain't no land of equality and i learned that in grade school. Because i did swap up public schools in 4th and then 6th grades and saw whole other different worlds in each of them.All public, all me the citizen, getting none of that so talked about equal treatment under the law.

So no, i do not find that is a good cover all statement that says what you claim it says.

i find it says:
I'm pretty sure mine won't be so bad, and i'm tired of this chit, so yall just gonna have to suck it up for me already.
 
2020-06-30 12:51:53 PM  

gar1013: yohohogreengiant: gar1013: yohohogreengiant: Because kids never give each other viruses at school and then carry them home to their families.

This advice only makes sense if the motive is to accelerate the spread.

Why don't you trust doctors, comrade. Don't you believe in science?

I trust doctors well and true.

In their own fields.

I will take counsel from epidemiologists about the virus, thanks.

And yet you are ignoring what is in the best interests of children, Boomer.


You can't even get that right.

Kerplunk little troll
 
2020-06-30 1:00:34 PM  
waxbeans:


There have been pushes for all kinds of things for years, and even decades.
Again, if the people in power, actually cared it be a thing. It doesn't matter what that thing is.
If it isn't happening, it is because people with power or money don't care.
Maybe you need to wake up.

🧐🤔🙄



Who says it isn't happening?  It was in 10 percent of all U.S. schools, and that was 2013.  In just the last two months alone, major Texas schools districts in Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, and El Paso have adopted year round schedules.  With more considering it right now.  I'm aware of districts in North Carolina, Virginia, and elsewhere that have done likewise.  Many administrators have wanted to do it but couldn't get the political will.  Spring disruptions from Covid-19 are giving them the cover to do so under the guise that the school year is more flexible.

Oh wait, you don't grasp the information if it isn't in the form of ghetto ass ignorant emogies.
 
2020-06-30 3:49:03 PM  

gar1013: vrax: Beyond serious and immediate health issues, we have no real idea what the long-term organ damage is from C19.  Saying that kids will be OK is highly irresponsible and saying that they probably won't transmit is equally stupid.  Fark off, AAP!

Who do I trust?

Doctors, or someone who pays $5/month to a free website to comment on articles earlier.


They are basing their opinion on very unsound health "data" and completely irrelevant social issues.  Try reading a little deeper next time.
 
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