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Not All Philly Students Have Computers or
High-Speed Internet So School District
Cancels Remote Learning

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Posted By: Imright, 3/21/2020 12:45:14 PM

The Philadelphia School District canceled all remote learning for students while they are off from school because not all kids have access to a computer and high-speed internet. So all online learning will be canceled. The superintendent said, “If that’s not available to all children, we cannot make it available to some.” TIME reported: The Philadelphia School District will not offer remote instruction during the coronavirus shutdown, the superintendent announced Wednesday, citing equity

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 3/21/2020 12:51:21 PM (No. 353251)
Typical big city, big bureaucracy answer, NO SCHOOL FOR ANY.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/21/2020 12:52:34 PM (No. 353253)
The movie, "Dumb and Dumber," wasn't just a movie.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Newtsche 3/21/2020 12:56:24 PM (No. 353256)
Crabs in a bucket.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: padiva 3/21/2020 12:56:32 PM (No. 353257)
Every student is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/21/2020 12:57:35 PM (No. 353259)
So they'll hang out and play video games all day because they sure as hell have an X-Box. If I was a prisoner of Philadelphia I would either be raising holy hell or getting out. Seems to be the city of brotherly murderous stupidity.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 3/21/2020 12:57:36 PM (No. 353260)
Open the libraries. Better yet, open the computer labs in the schools. I’m sure these educrats can spend some of the people’s money to make it happen. Require all students in need to go through screening and wear masks? Once their sessions are over, they go home.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 3/21/2020 12:59:31 PM (No. 353262)
Democrat steaming dogpile, aka Philadelphia, once again makes an asinine decision. Those who do not have computers or the Internet obviously do not want to learn or stay informed anyway. Odds are those families have the best of cellphones, big screen TV and adequate supply of alcohol. Coming on the heels of the equally asinine decision that prevents the police from enforcing the law due to coronavirus, the dindonuffins who are not learning will be out committing crimes. Can we PLEASE have this lump of cancer detached from Pennsylvania? You are an embarrassment and a drain on the taxpayers.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/21/2020 1:04:11 PM (No. 353270)
The epitome of socialism: nobody can have it, unless everyone can have it. No yachts, no good schools, crappy health care, and universal poverty, because, hey, it's social justice.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: droopydog 3/21/2020 1:04:17 PM (No. 353271)
No doubt one of the highest per student costs in the entire nation.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Krause 3/21/2020 1:05:09 PM (No. 353272)
Don"t they have public libraries with public computers?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: curious1 3/21/2020 1:11:12 PM (No. 353286)
Bet they have the latest Obola-phones,. And they can attend using them. want a bigger screen? Get a 'pad or PC.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mc squared 3/21/2020 1:24:32 PM (No. 353306)
Philly announced that police would not be making arrests for crimes less than murder. There are plenty of computers available just there for the taking.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/21/2020 1:32:18 PM (No. 353316)
Don't take my taxpayer funded day care away!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ribicon 3/21/2020 1:42:47 PM (No. 353336)
The ISPs and the computer vendors would like very much to have their wares distributed at taxpayer expense to Our Most Vulnerable, the same way Big Cell makes out with Bush-Obamaphones. Meanwhile, high-speed internet is grossly overpriced in the USA, so those watching their budgets make do with inferior options. The "free market" has spoken.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 3/21/2020 1:57:18 PM (No. 353361)
Race to the bottom. Can't give it to all, everyone suffers. Socialists and communists spread their misery uniformly. Everyone suffers.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: volksford 3/21/2020 1:58:10 PM (No. 353362)
I thought Obama solved this problem with his great porkulus give away. Everyone was going to be wired and connected
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Reply 17 - Posted by: learner 3/21/2020 2:07:41 PM (No. 353385)
For $14k plus a year per student in Philly you would think they would have this covered.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DARling 3/21/2020 2:29:30 PM (No. 353420)
More money for Midnight Basketball. Seriously, mothers can get off their tails and find a neighbor with a computer. Do you want all kids to be ignorant because of the actions of a few parents? Most so-called poor people have cellphones with the capability to get internet so I'm not buying this. Maybe the teachers are just too lazy to submit online lesson plans.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: harleynyc 3/21/2020 2:30:59 PM (No. 353421)
Dumbocrats: keep em dumb to get their votes.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/21/2020 3:10:25 PM (No. 353471)
I thought Al Gore gave everyone "free" Internet by imposing a TAX on all of our phone bills? If they don't have Internet access then why do we still pay that damned tax?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nimby 3/21/2020 3:12:42 PM (No. 353474)
But they have Obama phones!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: edgar 3/21/2020 3:17:46 PM (No. 353483)
2 Questions come to mind: 1. Why does the education system always cater to the lowest common denominator? 2. Can't the city work with internet providers to provide free public access during this crisis? "The soft bigotry of low expectations." - George H.W. Bush
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Reply 23 - Posted by: seamusm 3/21/2020 3:28:46 PM (No. 353499)
My suggestion is to call this the 'summer' vacation and use two months of summer to replace the end of this semester.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/21/2020 4:09:59 PM (No. 353535)
I heard some of the districts in Houston are delivering the lessons online. For those without computers, lesson boxes are packed at school, parents can pick up, and return them each week, so they don't have to have a computer.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 3/21/2020 4:20:57 PM (No. 353548)
The mayor of Philly is an idiot. So he probably doesn't have a computer either. I suggest the students go online and start reading a little history and Shakespeare. Most things can be self taught. You don't need an indoctrinated teacher to learn anything.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/21/2020 5:38:00 PM (No. 353590)
I recall watching an educator panel discussion, back about 25 years ago, where the participants agreed that Sesame Street helped prepare minority students for school. The problem, suggested by panel members, was that sesame Street also helped white kids for school, which meant that the minority kids couldn't narrow the gap with whites. And the panel members struggled with finding ways to stop white kids from watching the show. Seriously. but they were unable to find a way to stop white kids from watching.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: tom7 3/21/2020 6:35:59 PM (No. 353655)
Makes sense - if they can't teach one, then they should not teach any. ????
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/21/2020 6:41:43 PM (No. 353662)
I think this action may validate my observation that with remote learning parents will see the bilge the schools pump into their children's heads. Someone in liberal land must have thought, "Holy carp! We can't have the parents seeing this!" A school system that was truly interested in the education, as opposed to the indoctrination, of children would find a solution to serve the minority that has no computer or access to high speed internet. A Trumpian solution would be to distribute tablets to the students in need and enlist the aid of a local internet provider to hook up those kids. Public/private partnership to meet an emergency need. But that would require creative and nimble thought; an unknown to "progressives".
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/22/2020 12:24:23 AM (No. 353812)
Typical demonrats. It's always goes down to one size fits all. Parents should default to those computer classes you can get from education companies for the grade they're in. Kids might actually learn something for a change.
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