Debate intensifies over reopening public schools

Many families are desperate to get their kids back in the classroom, while schools are struggling with how to keep students and teachers safe.


Author: Rafael


28 thoughts on “Debate intensifies over reopening public schools

  1. Here is my opinion. I am a teacher and I really do try to see both sides of this issue. Teachers want a safe work environment and everyone wants the kids back. Learning online is not ideal but students and teachers do all they can to make it work. Where is the coverage for that? Why continue to make this a political issue? And for what? I don't buy our leaders and politicians when they say we must do what we can for children, which includes reopening our schools. As long as school is so important now, why end there? Let's talk about how broken the American school system is? How that relates to our nation's systemic racism. How we are the wealthiest nation on earth and funding for education has repeatedly been cut for decades! When schools are reopened will parents stand with us when we have real issues to debate and fight for? Will our politicians pass laws that actually benefit or recognize the inequities of our school system. This means doing everything you can for students. No matter what happens, as a teacher, I will do what is needed. At the end of the day, teachers will continue to make it work no matter what. If we're gonna talk about schools and continue to talk about schools. Not just when it's convenient.

  2. It really is not time! That school board was right! They said what people are thinking, and parents know it is true! Ijs! Peace!

  3. Some have reaped the benefit of private institutions. Unfortunately it still leaves largely the underprivileged unable to access adequate education and they are truly in need of it most
    To wittle this down to a simple “parents can’t stand their children” or they are simple looking for “babysitters” is a gross oversimplification. There is a lack of respect and understanding between parents and teachers and it definitely goes both ways.
    People forget parents still have to work to pay for all that wifi and bandwidth used for online classes plus light, heat, food, and to pay taxes that in turn pays teaching salaries!

    Parents have to Work.

    Many don’t have the privilege of being able to work from their homes.
    Most modern families are two income households that cannot afford to be home to monitor, observe and teach.

    (FYI: I worked as a substitute teacher for a very long time right up until the closure and was let go.)

  4. No debate. Open or fire all the teachers. Simple.

    A new study, involving over 25,000 school-aged children, shows that masks are harming schoolchildren physically, psychologically, and behaviorally, revealing 24 distinct health issues associated with wearing masks.

  5. Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, Google, YouTube , Apple and mainstream media have gone way over the line. Mainstream media has always misinformed, sensationalized and lied. Usually for profit. Now they do all that, plus censorship and hiding information. Social media has also jumped on board. Social media silences any information that they don’t agree with. Or is not the same politics as theirs. They don’t report news. They attempt to create news.Censorship is done in communist countries. Everyone should do themselves a favor, and boycott all of them. They aren’t really giving facts anyway!

  6. One day people will wake up Democrats will do whatever they can to hurt this country take jobs put your family in harms way this is not rocket science

  7. My children will never be vaccinated for this! The day it's required for public school is the day they will be homeschooled. They can keep their experimental vaccine. No vaccine for us!!!

  8. There is no debate, open the schools dummies. 1.5 years of critical education lost for the youth all for what?

  9. There is a pandemic going on, those kids should be nowhere near school until the situation is under more control. It is not under control, people are still dying and they have been discovering varying strains of the virus. Who can say they won’t discover one that targets children in masses? Make more responsible decisions before you get a lot of people’s children killed.

  10. Babysitting is exactly what those teachers do. Some of them are very good teachers and genuinely try to help their students learn something, but most of them are baby sitters. And the system doesn’t care. The parents might care but the system don’t care. The system wants the parents to be constantly working, to feed the system and keep it alive, and they can’t do that while the kids are in the home. So they take the kids off the parents hands for a little while, and try to teach them something so that when they grow up they can take their parents place in the workforce, but these efforts are sometimes mediocre at best. People need to face the cruel realities of the world they live in and stop lying to themselves about it all being some noble ideal. And stop being offended when they hear someone speak the truth and firing them for doing so.

  11. Online school gives more jobs to Teachers… more work for people in the teaching career if we can keep online learning. We cant create many schools but we can make more online learning for teachers to have jobs… i think it would be good to keep online for those who want to stay at home learning. IMO

  12. Plandemic for dumbed down Americans.
    We need a whole new system.
    Child abuse in current curriculum.
    Common core Math and making the children weaken their immune systems with masks.

  13. PARENTS!!! Moving forward, STOP COMPLAINING and BE MORE APPRECIATIVE of the teachers who literally have your childrens’ lives and development in their hands for many hours every single day!! May this pandemic make you appreciate them more!! PAY TEACHERS MORE, MORE AND MORE!!!

  14. There shouldn't be any debate. Schools are safe to reopen. People are "concerned" because they don't understand any science.

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