In January 2021 President Joe Biden pledged to re-open schools by the end of April 2021. His plan included providing school districts with necessary funding to reconfigure classrooms for social distancing, procuring protective equipment and devising plans to accommodate at-risk teachers and students. Biden’s plan was praised by the two major national teachers unions. Opponents argue that children should immediately return to school since the coronavirus is not harmful to children and point out that the CDC’s infection fatality rate for people under the age of 19 is .003%.
Yes, but mostly for younger grades where in person teaching is more crucial for a child's educational foundation; it is unnecessary at this time for schools to be re-opened for most older students, where they are reasonably and reliable able to complete their work online or at home
if there is an "at risk" teacher that is unwilling to protect themselves accordingly (mask, sheild, vaccination) and not be willing to teach in-school, they should make a decision to teach online only. i dont believe the need to force the schools to reconfigure classrooms for social distancing when they are going to be going down hallways and being in contact. what a waste of money. if i was a parent of an "at risk" student, there is no-way i would have be putting them into the environment of a public school to begin with. the student should be given a choice where they should continue
No, having a half in person and half online system makes education more difficult for everyone. Sticking to one system until we can fully switch over to in person will be easier and less stressful for educators and students.
Different types of schools(University vs. Elementary) should have different regulations .Depending on the rollout of a widespread vaccine program this will ideally be possible in the fall, but if students and teachers are not properly vaccinated I believe in person schooling should be limited
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