OK to open schools?

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 88 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 31, 2020 7:44 AM
posted by iclfan2

55% of elementary only logged on 3 days a week??? What a gig.

but but but they're underpaid!!!!!!
gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 88 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 31, 2020 7:45 AM
posted by Spock

I could see one day a week with a computer but not 3, 

This is 0.001% insightful.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Fri, Jul 31, 2020 8:14 AM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

At some point, we are going to have to accept the risks to society of COVID - much like we do many other things.  No one wants anyone to die.  But the human condition is such that there are going to be things that come along and get some of us.  But we collectively weigh the cost / benefit of avoiding said risk.  In the case of COVID, the costs of keeping kids out of school is going to cost our society immesurably for years to come.  Online learning is not even close to an adequate substitute - even when carried out flawlessly (which it is not).  We are punishing our children by not only retarding their educational progress,  but by showing them the example of not fighting through something that is challenging, yes, but not something we can work through collectively.

Don't we need an unproven vaccine that makes some software billionaire even more rich to protect the .04% ( or .0004 for those who don't understand percentages) that do not recover because they have underlying conditions?   I'm sure the mental health of all of our youth is just fine because of this 



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