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(Washington Post)   Mississippi schools opened last week with few restrictions. Now, 116 students are at home in quarantine   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-08-06 8:45:30 AM  
"Just because you begin to have positive cases, that is not a reason for closing school," Superintendent Lee Childress said in a Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday on the school district's Facebook page.

He then went on to add, "And chances are that *I* will not be the one to die or suffer a hospital stay because of this so it is all good."
 
2020-08-06 8:54:04 AM  
Sincere thoughts and prayers that Superintendent Lee Childress contracts COVID-19 very, very soon.
 
2020-08-06 9:56:31 AM  
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2020-08-06 9:57:29 AM  
There's a certain segment of our society that's been wrong on COVID since the first days. Wrong in every way. Wrong then. Wrong now. Wrong tomorrow. And they wont change no matter what. They don't give a fark.

What do you do with people like that?
 
2020-08-06 10:02:14 AM  
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2020-08-06 10:05:54 AM  

edmo: There's a certain segment of our society that's been wrong on COVID since the first days. Wrong in every way. Wrong then. Wrong now. Wrong tomorrow. And they wont change no matter what. They don't give a fark.

What do you do with people like that?


Elect them.
 
2020-08-06 10:06:57 AM  

UberDave: "Just because you begin to have positive cases, that is not a reason for closing school," Superintendent Lee Childress said in a Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday on the school district's Facebook page.

He then went on to add, "And chances are that *I* will not be the one to die or suffer a hospital stay because of this so it is all good."


Technically, Mississippi's test scores are going up, as long as you don't care what *kind* of test.  Fox News headline: "MI school test scores lead the nation!"
 
2020-08-06 10:07:19 AM  

New Rising Sun: UberDave: "Just because you begin to have positive cases, that is not a reason for closing school," Superintendent Lee Childress said in a Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday on the school district's Facebook page.

He then went on to add, "And chances are that *I* will not be the one to die or suffer a hospital stay because of this so it is all good."

Technically, Mississippi's test scores are going up, as long as you don't care what *kind* of test.  Fox News headline: "MI school test scores lead the nation!"


d'oh, MS
 
2020-08-06 10:08:13 AM  

UberDave: "Just because you begin to have positive cases, that is not a reason for closing school," Superintendent Lee Childress said in a Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday on the school district's Facebook page.

He then went on to add, "And chances are that *I* will not be the one to die or suffer a hospital stay because of this so it is all good."


Just one question. Is this superintendent in the schools, or are they working from home?
 
2020-08-06 10:10:11 AM  
If they didn't test so much, there wouldn't be so many cases.

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2020-08-06 10:10:50 AM  
"We've had a good start of school," Childress said. "We're going to have some more positive cases. We know that. We know it will happen. We're going to have to deal with it..."

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2020-08-06 10:13:36 AM  
We moved to Oxford, MS in December, and it's weird to live in a town that has actually been well ahead of the curve in precautions. Masks were mandated in all businesses back in April. The mayor took a lot of shiat for it but held firm. They just rolled back school opening to the end of the month and my guess is that before we get there they will go all online due to the massive increase in cases.

Over the summer I've traveled back and forth to IL three times, and in each trip I've been amazed(but not surprised) by the complete disregard of using masks anywhere I've stopped. I'm so used to it being mandatory here that its shocking to see.
 
2020-08-06 10:14:18 AM  
Opening schools in July?  WTF is wrong with people?
 
2020-08-06 10:25:25 AM  
This pandemic is also an IQ test; many have done poorly on it.
 
2020-08-06 10:26:55 AM  

wage0048: Opening schools in July?  WTF is wrong with people?


Year-round school is a thing.
 
2020-08-06 10:30:14 AM  
So 116 teachers are also in quarantine, too? And all the classmates of the 116? What, no?
 
2020-08-06 10:33:18 AM  
We had a good run, developing agriculture, electric guitars, the polio vaccine, and the McRib. I guess it was bound to end at some point.
 
2020-08-06 10:34:35 AM  

UberDave: "Just because you begin to have positive cases, that is not a reason for closing school," Superintendent Lee Childress said in a Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday on the school district's Facebook page.

He then went on to add, "And chances are that *I* will not be the one to die or suffer a hospital stay because of this so it is all good."


I'm always amazed at people like this superintendent declaring from the rooftops that kids need to be in-person at school...from the safety of a Zoom/Teams/FB Live meeting. Just like all the Fox News talking heads screaming about how the States Must Reopen...from their living rooms.

COVID for thee, not for me.
 
2020-08-06 10:36:12 AM  
I would say keep a close eye on the syate infection numbers in 2 weeks, but that data is.probably gonna get fudged to epic degrees by the WH. People falling ill and dying? Can't have that known by the people, makes trumpy look bad!
 
2020-08-06 10:43:29 AM  
If I was in charge of any school district, state, or even a minister of education somewhere, I'd find a bullsit excuse to delay openings until things are proven safe, or more likely, they hit the fan and I say "damn who could have predicted that! I guess we go online then"
 
2020-08-06 10:45:14 AM  
I'm also guessing there are enough unused iPads/tablets* in the US for every kid that can't afford it.
 
2020-08-06 10:48:47 AM  
Where is Betsy DeVos in all of this? Has the head of the Department of Education made any comments on the opening of schools?

I'm not playing the "just asking questions" game, I really don't know if she's said anything. if anyone does know please provide a link, I'd really like to know what DeVos has said on the matter.
 
2020-08-06 10:51:00 AM  
Fake news.   Trump keeps posting things about how kids don't get Covid19
 
2020-08-06 10:51:07 AM  
I'm kinda ok with what happened in Corinth. Made my kid's school district go on hold to reassess the situation and fully cancel "traditional" class.
 
2020-08-06 10:51:18 AM  

Opacity: Where is Betsy DeVos in all of this? Has the head of the Department of Education made any comments on the opening of schools?

I'm not playing the "just asking questions" game, I really don't know if she's said anything. if anyone does know please provide a link, I'd really like to know what DeVos has said on the matter.


She parrots whatever Trump says:

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/tr​e​nding/education-secretary-betsy-devos-​says-kids-should-return-school-in-pers​on-classes/FDJQH6UXENA33E4DHIAOUSBK6U/​
 
2020-08-06 10:58:48 AM  

Walker: Opacity: Where is Betsy DeVos in all of this? Has the head of the Department of Education made any comments on the opening of schools?

I'm not playing the "just asking questions" game, I really don't know if she's said anything. if anyone does know please provide a link, I'd really like to know what DeVos has said on the matter.

She parrots whatever Trump says:

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/tre​nding/education-secretary-betsy-devos-​says-kids-should-return-school-in-pers​on-classes/FDJQH6UXENA33E4DHIAOUSBK6U/​


Thanks, I didn't expect much from her. She knows her place in the administration is to do as little as possible.
 
2020-08-06 11:02:16 AM  

Opacity: Where is Betsy DeVos in all of this? Has the head of the Department of Education made any comments on the opening of schools?

I'm not playing the "just asking questions" game, I really don't know if she's said anything. if anyone does know please provide a link, I'd really like to know what DeVos has said on the matter.


It's hard to give any comments when orgasming nonstop over how this pandemic is fueling the abandonment of public schooling for private solutions.

It's a dream come true for her.
 
2020-08-06 11:08:21 AM  

Opacity: Walker: Opacity: Where is Betsy DeVos in all of this? Has the head of the Department of Education made any comments on the opening of schools?

I'm not playing the "just asking questions" game, I really don't know if she's said anything. if anyone does know please provide a link, I'd really like to know what DeVos has said on the matter.

She parrots whatever Trump says:

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/tre​nding/education-secretary-betsy-devos-​says-kids-should-return-school-in-pers​on-classes/FDJQH6UXENA33E4DHIAOUSBK6U/

Thanks, I didn't expect much from her. She knows her place in the administration is to do as little as possible.


Not just that. She owns a bunch of private schools. Anything she can do to damage public education will give her profit later. Her brother is Eric Prince. He owns a private army and kills people for a living. This is not a family that really gives a s*** whether people live or die, only what money they can make from it.
 
2020-08-06 11:11:13 AM  

edmo: There's a certain segment of our society that's been wrong on COVID since the first days. Wrong in every way. Wrong then. Wrong now. Wrong tomorrow. And they wont change no matter what. They don't give a fark.

What do you do with people like that?


These are people who still sign up for Reaganomics despite the fact that nothing has yet to actually trickle down. In fact, the results are in and wealth is pouring (not trickling) UP.

You separate yourselves from these people. That's all we can do. Secede from the stupids and let them have their own ground on which to pollute, and live in fear on.

It's a doomsday cult that keeps on going despite repeatedly being wrong about when the doomsday will occur.
 
2020-08-06 11:12:03 AM  
116 in quarantine. This is America, they'll do what they dam well please.
 
2020-08-06 11:19:34 AM  
Besides everyone. Who could have predicted that.
 
2020-08-06 11:22:03 AM  
They were warned.
 
2020-08-06 11:27:03 AM  

edmo: There's a certain segment of our society that's been wrong on COVID since the first days. Wrong in every way. Wrong then. Wrong now. Wrong tomorrow. And they wont change no matter what. They don't give a fark.

What do you do with people like that?


Feet first into a wood chipper?
 
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2020-08-06 11:39:41 AM  
I went to high school outside New Orleans. The only thing I can think of worse than starting school there the last week of August, is starting the last week of July. Damn it is hot down there. Our school had crappy AC, and we were not allowed to wear shorts. Only thing more miserable than the hot classrooms was the teacher's pay. Now throw a pandemic into the mix... yikes.
 
2020-08-06 11:55:27 AM  

stuffy: Besides everyone. Who could have predicted that.


Not the CDC.
 
2020-08-06 12:01:40 PM  
The good news is, probably none of the 116 infected students is more than mildly ill; chances are the vast majority have no symptoms.

The bad news is that any grandparents of those 116 that live in the same home as them aren't going to be so lucky.
 
2020-08-06 12:33:03 PM  
Anybody wanna work up a 'wicked witch of the west'/ Betsy DeVos mash-up? Throw in a few kids in a stew pot to make the point.
 
2020-08-06 12:37:21 PM  

Geotpf: The good news is, probably none of the 116 infected students is more than mildly ill; chances are the vast majority have no symptoms.

The bad news is that any grandparents of those 116 that live in the same home as them aren't going to be so lucky.


Since they haven't tested all the students, I'd wager that more than the infected 116 students are running around asymptometically, and spreading the news thruout the school district.
 
2020-08-06 12:50:07 PM  
So the schools will be open, but empty, by mid-August.
 
2020-08-06 12:54:50 PM  
Mississippi schools start this early? Forget about covid, I hope they have A/C in their schools.
 
2020-08-06 1:05:41 PM  

flh70: We moved to Oxford, MS in December, and it's weird to live in a town that has actually been well ahead of the curve in precautions. Masks were mandated in all businesses back in April. The mayor took a lot of shiat for it but held firm. They just rolled back school opening to the end of the month and my guess is that before we get there they will go all online due to the massive increase in cases.

Over the summer I've traveled back and forth to IL three times, and in each trip I've been amazed(but not surprised) by the complete disregard of using masks anywhere I've stopped. I'm so used to it being mandatory here that its shocking to see.


There is a good argument to be made that the knee-jerk reaction against masks is very similar to the knee-jerk reaction that existed against seat belts. People got over it, but the problem is it takes time (in the case of seat belts, decades) and the damage done during a similar delay for masking can be impressive.
 
2020-08-06 1:18:09 PM  
Well since the superintendent thinks it is no big deal I am sure he will visit a new school every day and meet with the kids and not hide out in his office.
 
2020-08-06 3:38:57 PM  

edmo: There's a certain segment of our society that's been wrong on COVID since the first days. Wrong in every way. Wrong then. Wrong now. Wrong tomorrow. And they wont change no matter what. They don't give a fark.

What do you do with people like that?


:"Covid19 now, Covid19 tomorrow, Covid19 forever"

/Wrong phrase
// Wrong state
/// But pretty close in both cases
 
2020-08-06 7:45:30 PM  

flh70: We moved to Oxford, MS in December, and it's weird to live in a town that has actually been well ahead of the curve in precautions. Masks were mandated in all businesses back in April. The mayor took a lot of shiat for it but held firm. They just rolled back school opening to the end of the month and my guess is that before we get there they will go all online due to the massive increase in cases.

Over the summer I've traveled back and forth to IL three times, and in each trip I've been amazed(but not surprised) by the complete disregard of using masks anywhere I've stopped. I'm so used to it being mandatory here that its shocking to see.


Sup, fellow Oxfordian.
 
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