Schools to re-open in Florida

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    Florida says kids have to go back to school in August. The state's Commissioner of the Department of Education, Richard Corcoran, issued an emergency order on Monday requiring all "brick and mortar schools" to open "at least five days per week for all students." This as the state reports record numbers of new cases and the hospitals at capacity or worse.
    Would you send yours back?
     
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    No. Nor would I go back as a teacher.
     
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    They may well be at a greater danger.
     
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    Man, I'm glad I moved out of Florida!
     
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    They’ve gotten it all wrong so far. Why stop now?
     
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    Now that I'm getting out a little, I'm hearing stories about the teens who have committed suicide. Most parents aren't good teachers. And, most have to work and can't sit home to take care of their kids. The kids also need to socialize.

    When I was teaching guitar, many of the parents brought their kids for guitar lessons, because they had ADD. I had worked in adult education enough to know that the kids really needed the one on one, interaction. They often weren't there to learn how to play guitar. I remembered my guitar teacher being one of the first adults, who would treat me as an equal. I always tried to remember this, as I was teaching.
     
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    North Carolina schools go back 8/17. One week in class then two weeks virtual class form home. 11 kids max per school bus, masks must be worn by all middle and high school students except when eating.
     
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    My kid attends a HS in the Dallas area. 3000 students, 300 staff. New records being set daily for covid 19 cases. Oy.
     
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    Tough decision, sounds like each family has to use their best judgement, while some families may not have a choice. Hopefully, learning from home will still an option for those who can do it and need it.
     
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    That's a big NOPE. My gal work(ed) for the school district here and if they open she's not going back to work. Too risky and she won't risk bringing something back to me. I'm a goner if I get it.
     
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    Perhaps, perhaps not. They're finding the initial assessments that said younger kids would tolerate it better is not holding true as this progresses. There's a lot more they don't know than they do, but this is not just some respiratory thing. It's attacking multiple organs and they're seeing more hospitalization for younger folks...

    So....
     
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    Well, there are anti-truancy laws. It's possible that families will be compelled to send the kids back.
     
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    It’s possible, especially in Floriduh, but most plans I’ve hear about involve a virtual option for parents who aren’t comfortable sending the kids back. A two tiered system raises a host of other issues, but that’s what I hear.
     
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    Here in Pender they haven't voted on it yet. The options being considered is fulltime in school with an option for parents to do virtual online at home, or to stagger the students so classes are less packed with part inschool and part virtual. The last option is just 100% virtual. They''re leaning towards the middle option.

    Bottom line is schools are petri dish under the best of circumstances. My gal ain't going back...
     
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    hmm...right to carry meets truancy laws...I don't see that ending well.
     
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    Same here in the heartland... My oldest is set to start Kindergarten next month. strange times. Kids will have the option to learn from home, but they always did, homeschooling has always been an option. Not the option I prefer, of course.
     
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    I have a brother that homeschooled his kids, his wife did most of the work. The kids are great, the percentage that went on to college is about what you would expect, they are achieving well and are all good substantial hard working citizens. Unfortunately, I do not think that everyone who homeschools is as capable.
     
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