DeWine says Ohio could have system where students only go to school 2 days a week in the fall
Agreed. This remote teaching has been awful for teachers, too. Kids of a certain age are not cut out for online learning. Not only are they not as techno-savvy as adults think, but many of them are not self-motivated or responsible enough to handle creating a daily schoolwork schedule for themselves (and many of their parents are hands-off in that regard, too). As a result, kids are not submitting assignments by their due dates or AT ALL. Kids and their parents are then emailing teachers night and day, asking for technical advice and due date extensions, which means the teachers are working 24/7. Nobody reads the technology instructions that teachers repeatedly provide in emails or Google Classroom, or wherever. For sure, this pandemic has exposed how woefully lacking in technological skills both the students and the parents are (being able to press an app on a cellphone does not a computer genius make).They can’t even write or send an email properly, ffs, much less send a photo of a completed assignment through email. And then, you have certain kids and parents who teachers continually email, call, text, etc., in an attempt to establish ANY contact or get ANY response, but the kids and parents are not responding at all. Zero assignments submitted since the school closures took effect. Nada.The kids need to be in classroom five days a week for everyone’s best interest.
What you state here hits me pretty hard. We have a college age kid who has had social difficulties throughout his post adolescence age. He has finally gotten his feet on the ground, moved in with a few other kids off campus only to be faced with this college degree from home scenerio. He has no job now for first time in three years and no leads. Not having good outlook on life whatsoever.I have a son that is a 6th grader and distance learning is a waste of time for him. He is done with his daily assignments within an hour each day and is getting straight A's. Socially, I am very worried. As his father, I can tell he is down. We go throw the football, shot some baskets, been fishing, played video games, watched movies, but that doesn't replace time with kids his own age. This is vital time for a kid his age and he is losing too much. Kids need to be in school, period. I read an article recently that estimated kids will have already lost 50-75% of what they learned in the last school year with this extended summer break. How far will it set them back if we extend it for another semester? Waiting for a vaccine that may or may not ever arrive is fool's gold and we are being sold it by the buckets full by the MSM and many of our government leaders.