Why aren’t their kids going to school when they are allowed to go to a bar or the gym?
The parents feel that home based visual learning is no substitute for in-school learning….
Dozens of Big Apple parents and students turned out Thursday to protest against the coronavirus-triggered closure of New York City schools.
Adults and youngsters alike chanted “Kids back in school!” and “Schools are safe!” outside of City Hall, a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the shutdown of in-person learning due to an uptick in coronavirus infections across the city.
Some held handmade signs with phrases like, “I need my teachers,” “Keep NYC schools open,” and “Closing public schools = more inequalities.”
“I’m sick and tired of sitting on the sidelines while other people decide whether my children could go to school the next day,” said protest organizer Daniela Jampel, has two children signed up for blended, in-school learning.
Jampel and other parents started a petition – signed by 12,000 city public school parents – to demand that de Blasio swiftly reopen Big Apple schools.
During the protest, they delivered that petition to a mayoral aide, who they said promised to get it to de Blasio….