Most school’s in America have virtual learning….
A good amount are trying to do both in-school and virtual….
That is a hit and miss everyday depending on how many parents call in and say they or their kids has the virus….
Principals and administrators are doing a daily open/close classrooms, in/out teacher , open/close school building balancing act…
A lot of teachers are NOT happy with cash strapped schools districts putting them on the forefront without good information and preventive systems and policies….
Going back the ‘normal’?….
Is gonna take some time, effort and Yes…..
Money from the Government….
States do NOT have that for this….
And Republican support for this is lackluster ….
In his first 48 hours in office, President Biden sought to project an optimistic message about returning the nation’s many homebound students to classrooms. “We can teach our children in safe schools,” he vowed in his inaugural address.
The following day, Mr. Biden signed an executive order promising to throw the strength of the federal government behind an effort to “reopen school doors as quickly as possible.”
But with about half of American students still learning virtually as the pandemic nears its first anniversary, the president’s push is far from certain to succeed. His plan is rolling out just as local battles over reopening have, if anything, become more pitched in recent weeks.
Teachers are uncertain about when they will be vaccinated and fearful of contagion. With alarming case counts across the country and new variants of the coronavirus emerging, unions are fighting efforts to return their members to crowded hallways. Their reluctance comes even as school administrators, mayors and some parents feel increased urgency to restore educational business-as-usual for the millions of students who are struggling academically and emotionally.
Given the seemingly intractable health and labor challenges, some district officials have begun to say out loud what was previously unthinkable: that schools may not be operating normally for the 2021-2022 school year. And some labor leaders are seeking to tamp down the expectations Mr. Biden’s words have raised….
image….Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times