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Reply #60 posted 09/13/20 5:53am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

maplenpg said:

No tests for anyone, don't be silly, this is BJ's government, even people with symptoms can't get tested right now.

Not sure how I feel. The kids are happy, the schools are obviously doing their best, but cases are rising fast (luckily where I am isn't too bad).



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I think education is vital, but at what cost? We have no choice here between going physically to school or online learning. If we want to home school, we have to pull our kids out of school altogether and then re-enrol at a later date. This is just not practical for us sadly.

I wish our government would treat the problems right now, rather than trying to go full PR on what might be invented in the future. It's very simple. We need to have the ability and capacity to test, track and trace. We've been told this repeatedly by the scientists since February and yet still, here we are unable to do it. Schools do not have the space to social distance, so there are huge compromises being made (as wel as huge risks being taken, especially for staff). But we can go much further than we currently are, it just seems to me the government don't want to do the basics, they seem more interested in grand PR gestures, than actually actively trying to drive the virus down. The country seems resigned to the fact it will rise exponentially again, and yet the PM still insists schools will stay open no matter what.

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Reply #61 posted 09/13/20 11:40am

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DiminutiveRocker said:



sigh

I think education is vital, but at what cost? We have no choice here between going physically to school or online learning. If we want to home school, we have to pull our kids out of school altogether and then re-enrol at a later date. This is just not practical for us sadly.

I wish our government would treat the problems right now, rather than trying to go full PR on what might be invented in the future. It's very simple. We need to have the ability and capacity to test, track and trace. We've been told this repeatedly by the scientists since February and yet still, here we are unable to do it. Schools do not have the space to social distance, so there are huge compromises being made (as wel as huge risks being taken, especially for staff). But we can go much further than we currently are, it just seems to me the government don't want to do the basics, they seem more interested in grand PR gestures, than actually actively trying to drive the virus down. The country seems resigned to the fact it will rise exponentially again, and yet the PM still insists schools will stay open no matter what.

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From the get-go it was obvious that testing and tracing was essential in confronting this virus... disbelief sadly, not all countries abided.

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Reply #62 posted 09/13/20 1:11pm

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Be honest. If you’re not a teacher, an administrator, or someone who has actually worked in a classroom, then your opinion on what schools SHOULD do is really just what you WANT schools to do. You have no expertise, no training, and no practical experience.
And when you retort that your taxes make your opinion valid, let’s try these scenarios…
You pay for an airline ticket. I guess that means that the pilot is YOUR employee since you pay his salary. Are you going to demand that he fly the plane the way YOU would do it? Does everyone on the airplane get a say? I mean, they ALL have a vested interest in arriving at their destination safely.
You hire a plumber. You’re paying him, so he should do things the way you would. You’re just as qualified, right? I mean, you’ve been using bathrooms your whole life.
You drive a car every day. So when there’s a problem and you bring it to the mechanic, you know exactly how it should be fixed. After all, you’re paying. You should have a say.
The cry for teachers to “get back to work,” is obnoxious and condescending. It’s also inaccurate. Teachers didn’t stop working when the buildings closed. They did not choose for schools to be closed in March, and they have no say in whether they reopen in September. Most of them WANT to return to school because they love their jobs, and more importantly, love their kids. However, they DO have a right to express their concerns. They DO have a right to feel safe in the workplace. And they DO know more than anyone else about the feasibility of the suggested guidelines and whether instruction will be effective when implementing them.
If your only experience with education is that you went to school or have a child in school, then at least be honest. You don’t know what’s best.
....please copy and paste, that’s what I did. I stand with all educators. I know you do also!
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Reply #63 posted 09/20/20 11:33am

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First positive case confirmed in my son's school. Not in his year group. The kids who have had contact with the child have to self-isolate for 14 days. Welcome to the new norm I guess neutral

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Reply #64 posted 09/20/20 11:38am

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First positive case confirmed in my son's school. Not in his year group. The kids who have had contact with the child have to self-isolate for 14 days. Welcome to the new norm I guess neutral




It was only a matter of time neutral
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Reply #65 posted 09/22/20 9:17am

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maplenpg said:

First positive case confirmed in my son's school. Not in his year group. The kids who have had contact with the child have to self-isolate for 14 days. Welcome to the new norm I guess neutral

It was only a matter of time neutral

Yup. It will become the new normal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/new...n-54250805


Quadrupling in schools sending pupils home in Covid cases
The number of schools in England sending home groups of pupils because of Covid-19 incidents has quadrupled in a week, according to the latest official figures.

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Reply #66 posted 09/22/20 10:26am

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maplenpg said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

maplenpg said: It was only a matter of time neutral

Yup. It will become the new normal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/new...n-54250805


Quadrupling in schools sending pupils home in Covid cases
The number of schools in England sending home groups of pupils because of Covid-19 incidents has quadrupled in a week, according to the latest official figures.


1 + 2 = 4 neutral

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Reply #67 posted 09/29/20 6:17am

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New York schools begin in-person classes as coronavirus cases grow in 26 states

Duration: 02:24 59 mins ago


http://www.msn.com/en-us/...ocid=ientp

Half of the more than 1 million students in New York City, the nation's largest school district, will return to in-person learning Tuesday, even as COVID cases rise in 26 states. NBC's Anne Thompson reports for TODAY.

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Reply #68 posted 09/29/20 5:15pm

Margot

This is a little off-topic but I wanted to share it with you.

I work as an RN in the Bay Area and recently attended a collegue's retirement

party. Many of the doctors attended and there were 3 large tables with MD's sitting

elbow-to-elbow chatting without masks until the food was delivered (20 mins).

After eating there was more visiting without masks for another 45 mins or so.

(Party was held @ the hospital).

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Reply #69 posted 09/29/20 5:23pm

Margot

Margot said:

This is a little off-topic but I wanted to share it with you.

I work as an RN in the Bay Area and recently attended a collegue's retirement

party. Many of the doctors attended and there were 3 large tables with MD's sitting

elbow-to-elbow chatting without masks until the food was delivered (20 mins).

After eating there was more visiting without masks for another 45 mins or so.

(Party was held @ the hospital).

They did have masks around their necks.

I am only reporting what I witnessed...

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