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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2020, 03:10:35 PM »
It's almost like everybody in America realizes if Trump makes a strong declearation that it's obviously the worst option/decision and immediately their instinct is to do the opposite.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2020, 04:07:00 PM »
It's almost like everybody in America realizes if Trump makes a strong declearation that it's obviously the worst option/decision and immediately their instinct is to do the opposite.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2020, 10:01:19 PM »
What will school in KS look like.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2020, 05:04:17 PM »
I would say motivating people to actually prepare wills is a silver lining in this situation.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2020, 07:42:01 PM »
I would say motivating people to actually prepare wills is a silver lining in this situation.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2020, 07:30:59 PM »
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2020, 11:05:13 PM »
School here is going to start online. Sucks. What's Kansas doing? Maybe I'll move everyone in with my parents.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2020, 11:19:51 PM »
School here is going to start online. Sucks. What's Kansas doing? Maybe I'll move everyone in with my parents.

We are delayed until after Labor Day.  Pretty sure that means all school activities(even online) but not 100% sure.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2020, 05:19:01 AM »
School here is going to start online. Sucks. What's Kansas doing? Maybe I'll move everyone in with my parents.

Sucks indeed, but it’s absolutely the right call.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2020, 07:52:56 AM »
Petition going around the neighborhood FB group to demand the local schools start on-time and in-person.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2020, 08:11:00 AM »
Magas are demanding on time start.

Kansas board will meet next few days and vote to give individual districts Autonomy or wait until Labor Day.

I think the state board will leave it up to districts.


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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2020, 10:39:21 AM »
the children will be fine, true.

we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2020, 10:45:28 AM »
the children will be fine, true.


agreed! and I'm sure the teachers nearing retirement are smart enough to figure out how to stay safe without government interventions such as mask mandates

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2020, 11:02:19 AM »
We decided to homeschool my oldest going into Kindergarten....at least for the first semester.  After looking at the curriculum, he already knows what is expected plus some. Our biggest concern is keeping him social with other kids, which I think we have a good plan for that.

This would be much harder if he was older.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2020, 08:59:10 AM »
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2020, 10:34:40 AM »
looks like families are starting to form "pods" that will hire private tutors for in-person small group instruction. The Bay Area, man.

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Here's a post from one of the SFUSD school board members. It's long but thought provoking if you can put in the time. Some questions about Pandemic Pods:
- Who is present in these spaces? Who is missing?
- Who benefits? Who is excluded?
- How does this elevate and support anti racism? Integration? Public education?
- What narratives do pods reinforce about public education?
- What is the history of families with asset wealth and social privilege pooling resources (e.g. resource-hoarding)?
- How does this fit into a culture of capitalism, individualism and consumerism vs. socialism, collectivism, and community-responsive practice?
- In this time of crisis, how do these actions support families with the greatest need? Families struggling with food insecurity? Housing insecurity? Single parents? Parents of students with disabilities? Parents of students learning English? Parents of undocumented students?
- (And also, who is Littldata, the company behind these Bay Area groups?)
I am hearing from many families that the explosion of this conversation is very concerning. As families we are all experiencing a loss because we cannot “go-back-to-school” or work this fall like we had hoped when we began shelter-in-place this spring.
Every day we see a virus spiraling out of control and there is a lack of leadership at the state and a national level. Our government’s failure to act is causing deep distress in our communities and is leading to economic devastation, deep emotional depression and loss of life which we have never experienced in our lifetimes.
It is understandable that folks want to take action in order to feel some control in this scary uncertain time. Taking action is a healthy response to crisis and trauma.
Nonetheless, the frantic activity I am witnessing of families soliciting teachers and private tutors for their children at the tune of hundreds to thousands of dollars to “homeschool” their children is frightening to many Black parents and parents of color. It feels exclusionary to many families with students with disabilities who require one-on-one support. Parents who don’t speak English, or don’t have the time to participate in all this online research, networking and interviewing don’t even know these conversations are happening.
If you put BLM in your social media feed... If you have ever protested children being put into cages... If you believe in the promise of collective solutions to social ills, e.g. libraries, public parks and public education... You must ask yourself how your involvement in forming “pods” promotes or diminishes our collective investment in historically marginalized communities: Black, Native American, Latinx, immigrant, low-income, homeless, disabled, etc.
Some context to consider... After Brown v. Board of Education mandated integration, white families pulled their children out of public schools in droves and began homeschooling and hiring teachers and tutors to educate their children in their homes. This led to segregation academies, and later an explosion of private schools which allowed our education system to remain segregated. With white and affluent families out of the public education system, funding and public investment decreased as well.
In contrast Black communities formed “Freedom Schools” in the 1960s to counter the “sharecropper education” received by so many African Americans and poor whites. The Black Panther Party also developed childcare, educational enrichment and one of the meal programs which eventually led to free-and reduced school based lunch programs in public education.
Please educate yourselves on the history of segregation and it’s relationship to private education. Please educate yourselves on “white flight” and “freedom schools” and collectivist (vs. capitalist) models of childcare and education.
We need solutions to the challenges we are facing that don’t further separate us from our neighbors. We need solutions that pool resources for the benefit of ALL of us and that center families and children most in need.

I'd never heard of the company mentioned

https://littldata.com/2020/07/13/four-types-of-childcare-and-schooling-pods-explained/

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2020, 11:53:46 AM »
i actually think that would be a good way to proceed.  not the private pods, but a universal public school version of that:

put the children into small groups (pods) of like 6-10 or so that go somewhere outside the house for school days.  have under 30 year old asst teaching supervisors physically present with the children to lead engagement, etc.  most instruction is remote from older teachers.  testing shuts down just a pod rather than full classrooms or schools.

any family can opt out for full distance learning if they prefer.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2020, 12:27:37 PM »
i actually think that would be a good way to proceed.  not the private pods, but a universal public school version of that:

put the children into small groups (pods) of like 6-10 or so that go somewhere outside the house for school days.  have under 30 year old asst teaching supervisors physically present with the children to lead engagement, etc.  most instruction is remote from older teachers.  testing shuts down just a pod rather than full classrooms or schools.

any family can opt out for full distance learning if they prefer.

Great idea...but how could they realistically staff that?  Most classes today have 20 kids.  You would be doubling your teaching staff in every single school who already underpay their teachers.     
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2020, 12:51:08 PM »
i actually think that would be a good way to proceed.  not the private pods, but a universal public school version of that:

put the children into small groups (pods) of like 6-10 or so that go somewhere outside the house for school days.  have under 30 year old asst teaching supervisors physically present with the children to lead engagement, etc.  most instruction is remote from older teachers.  testing shuts down just a pod rather than full classrooms or schools.

any family can opt out for full distance learning if they prefer.

I was thinking about a solution like that the other day to help out families where parents have to get back to a physical location situatiofn. 

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2020, 01:10:15 PM »
I like that approach but I'd see if you can get college students who won't be going back to campus to monitor the pods. Just don't know how it would work though. Lots of money.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2020, 01:13:14 PM »
Make it an x-hour humanities credit and then the college kids pay to watch your kids $$$$
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2020, 01:14:07 PM »
i actually think that would be a good way to proceed.  not the private pods, but a universal public school version of that:

put the children into small groups (pods) of like 6-10 or so that go somewhere outside the house for school days.  have under 30 year old asst teaching supervisors physically present with the children to lead engagement, etc.  most instruction is remote from older teachers.  testing shuts down just a pod rather than full classrooms or schools.

any family can opt out for full distance learning if they prefer.

I was thinking about a solution like that the other day to help out families where parents have to get back to a physical location situatiofn.

Funny, I was also thinking about a solution like that the other day, but in my scenario it involved making mad $$ with the aid of government vouchers.

It's funny that we've somehow come full circle to the good ol' one-room schoolhouse days of yore.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2020, 02:29:58 PM »
i actually think that would be a good way to proceed.  not the private pods, but a universal public school version of that:

put the children into small groups (pods) of like 6-10 or so that go somewhere outside the house for school days.  have under 30 year old asst teaching supervisors physically present with the children to lead engagement, etc.  most instruction is remote from older teachers.  testing shuts down just a pod rather than full classrooms or schools.

any family can opt out for full distance learning if they prefer.

Great idea...but how could they realistically staff that?  Most classes today have 20 kids.  You would be doubling your teaching staff in every single school who already underpay their teachers.   

Closer to 25-30, bro.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2020, 02:42:07 PM »
i actually think that would be a good way to proceed.  not the private pods, but a universal public school version of that:

put the children into small groups (pods) of like 6-10 or so that go somewhere outside the house for school days.  have under 30 year old asst teaching supervisors physically present with the children to lead engagement, etc.  most instruction is remote from older teachers.  testing shuts down just a pod rather than full classrooms or schools.

any family can opt out for full distance learning if they prefer.

Great idea...but how could they realistically staff that?  Most classes today have 20 kids.  You would be doubling your teaching staff in every single school who already underpay their teachers.   

Closer to 25-30, bro.

Sure so this validates my point even more.  You would be looking tripling the teaching staff in every single school.  Not sure even Emporia State could pump out new teacher grads fast enough. 
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