OK to open schools?

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 92 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 92 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 15 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 
Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 24 reps Joined Oct 2010
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 11:43 AM

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/08/13/florida-teachers-writing-wills-obituaries-school-reopening-coronavirus/3362679001/


I'm thankful from the bottom of my heart that these are not my child's teachers.  These are teachers who are "writing their wills" before classes resume and "writing their obituaries" and posting them on FB, also "inviting" leaders who they think have wronged them to their inevitable funerals.


So many teachers are awesome.  But these give the profession such a stain.  Guess what, you ain't he only one being asked to go to work.  Be fucking thankful you still have a job.  If you are obese or diabetic or have some other conditions, make arrangements as I'm sure your district will allow in this climate.  If you don't want to go to work, find another profession.  Your unions have punished children enough.  

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 15 reps Joined Jul 2017
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 12:15 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

  If you are obese or diabetic or have some other conditions, make arrangements as I'm sure your district will allow in this climate.  

Yet, McDonalds is still open to supersize the value meal with Mountain Dew 
Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 8 reps Joined Jul 2013
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 1:34 PM
posted by Verbal Kint
Yet, McDonalds is still open to supersize the value meal with Mountain Dew 

Wait.......McDonalds sells Mountain Dew?

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 2:31 PM
posted by gut

I think the point is they'd be in a classroom 6-7 hours a day, normally.  And, IMO, if not giving a lecture should be available and responding to emails for that time period.

Could be a glimpse of the future.  Kids go to school twice a week for socialization, and then learn from a computer program the rest of the week that runs circles around every teacher out there. 

Better education at 1/3 of the cost?  Hell yes, sign me up!

Not sure of how things are where you are or where you grew up but man a mess of kids would be getting greatly short changed here in southern Ohio.


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 2:32 PM
posted by Spock

Wait.......McDonalds sells Mountain Dew?

Yeah McDonalds is notorious for their coke with bigger straws 


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 3:17 PM
posted by Ironman92

Not sure of how things are where you are or where you grew up but man a mess of kids would be getting greatly short changed here in southern Ohio.

If a teacher had 30 kids, you could probably give each chromebooks for $600.  That's $18k.  You could probably even do it without internet as there are courses on CD's.

So, yeah, there could be substantial savings for better education.  The US spends more per student on primary and secondary education than almost every country in the world, by good margin in most cases.  And we get a pretty lousy return on that investment.


kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 14 reps Joined Aug 2017
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 9:08 PM
posted by Verbal Kint
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 

So you think a guy who has given away  $50 billion is worried about getting even more rich? Got it lol 


SportsAndLady Senior Member
39,070 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 9:12 PM
posted by kizer permanente

So you think a guy who has given away  $50 billion is worried about getting even more rich? Got it lol 


You’ll have to excuse Kint, he is a moron  


Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 15 reps Joined Jul 2017
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 10:26 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

You’ll have to excuse Kint, he is a moron  


Welp, I was just called a moron by the biggest douche on the site, what an honor

Login

Register

Already have an account? Login