California school boards are beginning to come to a decision regarding in-person instruction for the rest of the school year. After California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $6.6 billion package that would supposedly accelerate the “safe return” for teachers and students to get back into the classroom, board members suggested a controversial plan that is not focused on teachers fears, but rather on making money and having the luxury to work from home. With all of the money, Democrats are throwing at the sunshine state, they’ve could’ve just employed out-of-state educators and a whole new staff by now.
The hybrid plan would have students learning on campus half the time and spend the other half distance learning from home. The plan completely excludes seventh graders, who will spend the rest of the school year learning from home. While the board voted for eighth-graders to come back and experience campus before high school, members said it would be difficult to enforce safety guidelines if both seventh and eighth-graders were back on campus.
The school board members proposed that Group A would go to campus Monday and Tuesday from 8.am. to 12:30 p.m. while the second group, Group B, would learn from home. Those two groups would switch for Thursday and Friday, and all groups would check-in virtually on Monday. The proposed model date would begin on April 26th for kindergarteners and first graders and follow all grades week-by-week.
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Parents have shared complaints regarding the school’s slow approach to in-person learning and the reopening of public schools. Alicia Harville, a parent who is a medical assistant and working around COVID-positive patients with no vaccine, said she’s been able to protect herself, her family, and her 75-year-old mother without the vaccine and that she doesn’t understand why the school board is moving so slowly. “You still ultimately have a job to do, and your job is teaching kids,” she adds.
But teachers and school unions have been criticized for their role in the response to the pandemic. Some teachers have accused parents of being “pot smokers” and wanting in-person learning so that they can have someone babysit their kids while others have compared re-opening schools to “white supremacy.” Liberals have used every name and excuse in the book to fight against in-person instruction so they can sit home and collect money on Zoom.
Alissa Piro, an English teacher at San Marcos High School in southern California, was even caught on a recent Zoom telling the parents of students to “come at me” if they had concerns with online teaching. “If your parents want to come talk to me about how I’m not doing a good enough job in distance learning, based on what you need as an individual – just dare them to come at me. Because I am so sick to my stomach of parents trying to tell educators how to do their job,” she said.
Radical left school boards and teacher unions are doing what they do best – talking and stalling. Hundreds of school districts with higher cases continue to open and are doing perfectly well. California school boards are just stalling and “in negotiations” until they receive more money. They’ll fight for their own salary and benefits more than education.