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(Guardian)   Teachers in the UK are giving up hope in keeping students safe   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-02-26 4:10:44 AM  
I reported for in-person school this week.  I was given a bucket with some masks, some gloves, a spray bottle of disinfectant, hand sanitizer, a face shield, and a roll of paper towels.  The message is that I am responsible for my own safety at work, I guess.  Had the rona in December, not vaccinated, but my district was adamant that we come back because of sportsball.  farking sportsball.
 
2021-02-26 4:14:11 AM  
Haha great headline subby! Hilarious...

"Headteachers fear that the reopening of England's schools could be undermined because parents will not consent to Covid testing for their children and because guidance on the wearing of face masks in classes is unenforceable."
 
2021-02-26 4:19:48 AM  
Subby, this refers to teachers in England, not teachers in the UK. Everywhere here except Boristan takes COVID seriously.
 
2021-02-26 4:20:18 AM  
FTA: (final sentence) Teachers will not be asked to make individual grading judgments which require them to imagine the pandemic had not happened.

Because requiring people to imagine the pandemic did not happen is the sort of thing administrations would only do in case of an actual emergency.

Literally, really, actually, and objectively the actual reality of the situation and circumstances with alignment of the highest standards of consistently optimized objectives clearly defined by those with only the best interest of everyone involved in the literally.
 
2021-02-26 4:26:37 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Haha great headline subby! Hilarious...

"Headteachers fear that the reopening of England's schools could be undermined because parents will not consent to Covid testing for their children and because guidance on the wearing of face masks in classes is unenforceable."


Oh, good...Team Antimasker is here to kill schoolteachers.

/The smart ones will quit, in line with conservative anti-education bias.
 
2021-02-26 4:27:44 AM  

buravirgil: FTA: (final sentence) Teachers will not be asked to make individual grading judgments which require them to imagine the pandemic had not happened.

Because requiring people to imagine the pandemic did not happen is the sort of thing administrations would only do in case of an actual emergency.

Literally, really, actually, and objectively the actual reality of the situation and circumstances with alignment of the highest standards of consistently optimized objectives clearly defined by those with only the best interest of everyone involved in the literally.


That's an entirely ridiculous and meaningless sentence.

/I want to see at least 27% more buzzwords identified by this 104 page metric executive summary
//no phoning it in, we need to define the paradigm to move forward on envisioning the future
///fark it up and you're assistant head in the wilds of Manchester - best of luck!
 
2021-02-26 4:31:06 AM  
Or they could vaccinate the little darlings and cut three quarters of transmission.  Nah! too sensible.
 
2021-02-26 4:40:34 AM  

Skyking Skyking Do Not Answer: I reported for in-person school this week.  I was given a bucket with some masks, some gloves, a spray bottle of disinfectant, hand sanitizer, a face shield, and a roll of paper towels.  The message is that I am responsible for my own safety at work, I guess.  Had the rona in December, not vaccinated, but my district was adamant that we come back because of sportsball.  farking sportsball.


Meanwhile you're swimming through a sea of contagions. Good luck!

Schools have been open here since October.

Fark Butte County CA in particular.
 
2021-02-26 4:53:21 AM  
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2021-02-26 5:35:42 AM  
Something something horse to water, not drinking, blah blah.
 
2021-02-26 5:48:23 AM  

jokerscrowbar: Or they could vaccinate the little darlings and cut three quarters of transmission.  Nah! too sensible.


No vaccine has yet been authorised for use on children.
 
2021-02-26 5:57:21 AM  

RedVentrue: Fark Butte County CA in particular.


*purilegigglesnort*
 
2021-02-26 6:22:28 AM  
I work at a school and we've been open full time all year. Students can stay home and be remote if they want. If you know how to run a school and enforce masks, it's doable. If not, you're screwed.
 
2021-02-26 6:24:23 AM  
"the wearing of face masks in classes is unenforceable"

No it isn't, you are just not willing to do what it takes to enforce it.
 
2021-02-26 6:25:36 AM  

Scaley: jokerscrowbar: Or they could vaccinate the little darlings and cut three quarters of transmission.  Nah! too sensible.

No vaccine has yet been authorised for use on children.


Trails started this month and should be good by the end of the year for 6-17yo. If the majority of adults are vaccinated by mid summer the teachers won't be able to whinge about getting an early start in the August.
 
2021-02-26 6:33:03 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: buravirgil: FTA: (final sentence) Teachers will not be asked to make individual grading judgments which require them to imagine the pandemic had not happened.

Because requiring people to imagine the pandemic did not happen is the sort of thing administrations would only do in case of an actual emergency.

Literally, really, actually, and objectively the actual reality of the situation and circumstances with alignment of the highest standards of consistently optimized objectives clearly defined by those with only the best interest of everyone involved in the literally.

That's an entirely ridiculous and meaningless sentence.

/I want to see at least 27% more buzzwords identified by this 104 page metric executive summary
//no phoning it in, we need to define the paradigm to move forward on envisioning the future
///fark it up and you're assistant head in the wilds of Manchester - best of luck!


I agree and for that reason can accept your use of 3 levels of hashies to augment a one sentence post.
 
2021-02-26 6:42:41 AM  

dready zim: "the wearing of face masks in classes is unenforceable"

No it isn't, you are just not willing to do what it takes to enforce it.


It's unenforceable if your goal is to also teach kids and have them learn shiat.
 
2021-02-26 6:54:13 AM  
Its easily enforceable if the government had some guts and said masks were mandatory. Where i teach masks have been mandatory since September and it has been just fine. Hell i would not teach in an environment where they are not. Me and 60 kids jammed in a 10x5 m room for 6 hours with no circulation i think not
 
2021-02-26 7:02:12 AM  

Nocrash: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: buravirgil: FTA: (final sentence) Teachers will not be asked to make individual grading judgments which require them to imagine the pandemic had not happened.

Because requiring people to imagine the pandemic did not happen is the sort of thing administrations would only do in case of an actual emergency.

Literally, really, actually, and objectively the actual reality of the situation and circumstances with alignment of the highest standards of consistently optimized objectives clearly defined by those with only the best interest of everyone involved in the literally.

That's an entirely ridiculous and meaningless sentence.

/I want to see at least 27% more buzzwords identified by this 104 page metric executive summary
//no phoning it in, we need to define the paradigm to move forward on envisioning the future
///fark it up and you're assistant head in the wilds of Manchester - best of luck!

I agree and for that reason can accept your use of 3 levels of hashies to augment a one sentence post.


Paragraphs are for competent writers - I told that posting lady the only characters I need to know are

/
//
and ///
 
2021-02-26 7:42:31 AM  

Skyking Skyking Do Not Answer: I reported for in-person school this week.  I was given a bucket with some masks, some gloves, a spray bottle of disinfectant, hand sanitizer, a face shield, and a roll of paper towels.  The message is that I am responsible for my own safety at work, I guess.  Had the rona in December, not vaccinated, but my district was adamant that we come back because of sportsball.  farking sportsball.


Been doing this since August.  Was told I was an in-person, AND a digital (sometimes at the same time) teacher, And custodian for my own room.  I get 4, count'em 4, masks a month.  Have to beg for paper towels.  Not allowed to make students wear their masks properly.  And don't get me started on the teachers who don't mask up in their own classrooms.  We can't get subs, so have to double up classrooms when a teacher gets Covid.  That's safe.  There is no social distancing to begin with, other than all hallways being one-way now, which makes a trip across the hall into an eighth-mile hike.  The county district DID change air filters in September, but the windows don't open.  I have 36 kids in one class I teach.  They are all over each other like a box full of hamsters.  I have to look after myself-- I'm full PPE, double masked.
 
2021-02-26 8:24:35 AM  

Brett Kavanaugh's teeth: Skyking Skyking Do Not Answer: I reported for in-person school this week.  I was given a bucket with some masks, some gloves, a spray bottle of disinfectant, hand sanitizer, a face shield, and a roll of paper towels.  The message is that I am responsible for my own safety at work, I guess.  Had the rona in December, not vaccinated, but my district was adamant that we come back because of sportsball.  farking sportsball.

Been doing this since August.  Was told I was an in-person, AND a digital (sometimes at the same time) teacher, And custodian for my own room.  I get 4, count'em 4, masks a month.  Have to beg for paper towels.  Not allowed to make students wear their masks properly.  And don't get me started on the teachers who don't mask up in their own classrooms.  We can't get subs, so have to double up classrooms when a teacher gets Covid.  That's safe.  There is no social distancing to begin with, other than all hallways being one-way now, which makes a trip across the hall into an eighth-mile hike.  The county district DID change air filters in September, but the windows don't open.  I have 36 kids in one class I teach.  They are all over each other like a box full of hamsters.  I have to look after myself-- I'm full PPE, double masked.


Same here. Face to face general music resource teacher and I travel to every room in the building - including classes of students with severe cognitive impairments who will not wear masks. I have been wearing N95 masks under cloth masks since this all began.

/I have been contacted a total of 1 time since august by the health department for a possible covid exposure.
//There are days where all of the office staff and paras are covering classes instead of answering the phone and handling student registration.
///completely unsafe
 
2021-02-26 8:58:23 AM  
Today's Covid political storm in the uk is that the government has announced that the second phase of the vaccine rollout (now that they've got to most of the vulnerable and elderly) is going to continue to go by age group rather than prioritise particular workers.

Both the police and teaching unions are very vocally pissed off by this. There seems to have been this implied promise that part of reopening the schools in a week or so was that teachers would be vaccinated. (And the police are, probably rightly, pointing out that they can't exactly social distance while policing).

The argument made is that going by job type risks missing people out, increasing the paperwork overhead required to make sure they reach everyone.

Expect this one to run and run.
 
2021-02-26 9:23:45 AM  
We have to open the schools so we can force you back to work!

Yeah, some of you will die, who bloody cares? You're just poor people.
 
2021-02-26 11:52:46 AM  
The kids are probably getting better education anyhow from actual smart people that make the lessons that they just copy and paste from some random website.....
 
2021-02-26 2:04:52 PM  

PunGent: fark'emfeed'emfish: Haha great headline subby! Hilarious...

"Headteachers fear that the reopening of England's schools could be undermined because parents will not consent to Covid testing for their children and because guidance on the wearing of face masks in classes is unenforceable."

Oh, good...Team Antimasker is here to kill schoolteachers.

/The smart ones will quit, in line with conservative anti-education bias.


Take your disinfo someplace else troll. I'm just waiting the linked article.
 
2021-02-26 2:05:28 PM  
*Quoting
 
2021-02-26 2:59:22 PM  

jokerscrowbar: Scaley: jokerscrowbar: Or they could vaccinate the little darlings and cut three quarters of transmission.  Nah! too sensible.

No vaccine has yet been authorised for use on children.

Trails started this month and should be good by the end of the year for 6-17yo. If the majority of adults are vaccinated by mid summer the teachers won't be able to whinge about getting an early start in the August.


Damned teachers, whining about not wanting to be killed.
 
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