Man…is this a disaster, or what?
I really hate to be negative but it’s the truth. The response to this pandemic seems to have been bungled since Day One and now we’re more than six months into this shutdown and there still doesn’t seem to be a plan or any good idea of where things are headed.
People are very frustrated, and rightly so.
The question of whether to reopen schools or have students learn remotely is still up in the air as plans seem to change every day.
Folks took to Twitter to point out just what a huge mess this whole thing is and they think everyone needs to see it, whether they have kids or not, or whether they work in education or not.
Let’s hope this thing gets on the right track soon, because it’s been nothing but ugly so far.
Take a look at these tweets from some very frustrated people.
1. Cough directly on me, please.
This seems like a great idea.
Kids cough like this in public and the government thinks it’s a good idea to open schools back up. Yeah ok pic.twitter.com/ySh1vJJdFa
— ?K!M? (@Kimberlyquin98) July 9, 2020
2. Here’s a math problem for you.
Here we go…
— Toby Price (@jedipadmaster) July 11, 2020
3. Doesn’t look good.
Not sure what to say about this…
My high school couldn’t even keep soap and toilet paper restocked. You really think they’re going to be able to sanitize schools properly to reopen?
— purple haired dick bandit (@Winklahh) July 9, 2020
4. This doesn’t make much sense.
Care to explain this one?
It’s good to know the powerful United States economy depends on public schools.
Now explain why public schools have to hold fundraisers, bake sales, and have students donate Kleenex.
— Michael Smith Supt (@principalspage) July 8, 2020
5. It is breathtaking.
And not in a good way.
The speed we went from “Teachers are underappreciated, we should pay them triple!” to “Get in the classroom and watch the children so we can get back to work, even if it kills you” is quite breathtaking.
— Mattie B ?️? (@stoodle) July 8, 2020
6. We’ll all be in bubbles soon enough.
This makes my blood boil.
Can’t keep 900 baseball players safe with almost unlimited resources but sure we can protect millions of kids jammed into schools where teachers have to raise money on GoFundMe for like pencils and shit.
— Joshua Holland ? (@JoshuaHol) July 27, 2020
7. They’re human beings.
Not just cogs in the machine.
Something that has become so disappointingly obvious as we try to safely reopen schools is the # of people who seem to think teachers are just cogs, as opposed to human beings with families, needs, and fear about the future. The school reopening debate needs to be about them too.
— Richie Taylor (@richietaylor) July 29, 2020
8. This is good advice.
I hope Homer and other parents agree with me.
School districts after the U.S. government advises them to reopen schools pic.twitter.com/ZGoN5hZSv6
— Christian Alsis (@christianalsis) July 28, 2020
9. Are you nuts?!?!
Of course that didn’t happen!
school board: it’s completely safe for kids to go back to school
teachers: so you met in person to discuss this
school board: lmao what are you nuts of course not
— Laurazepam (@andlikelaura) July 17, 2020
10. A lot of mistakes keep happening.
Maybe just keep everyone home until January?
We closed schools and made everyone except essential workers stay home. Kids didn’t get COVID. Once again, many assumed this meant they *couldnt* and now kids are sick & dying.
We CANNOT keep making this mistake! We don’t learn what’s possible, solely from what has happened!! https://t.co/5RFRv9m1yr
— Ellie Murray (@EpiEllie) July 25, 2020
11. Good point.
Thoughts about this one?
Could we stop saying “reopen schools” and instead say “reopen school buildings”? Because there were a lot of us teaching and guiding student learning, coaching, giving feedback…for months after buildings closed.
— Jennifer Ansbach (@JenAnsbach) July 9, 2020
12. Seems a bit ridiculous to me.
I have a feeling you probably agree with me.
so schools can’t force students to wear a mask… but they can force girls to cover up when they wear a spaghetti strap tank top??? ok.
— jocelyn vlores (@notjoss) July 15, 2020
Now we’d like to hear from parents, teachers, students, and anyone else who is affected by what’s going on with schools right now.
In the comments, tell us how this whole disaster is affecting you, your family, and your job.
We looking forward to hearing from you.
Stay safe and healthy out there!