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Students are falling behind in online school.
Where's the COVID-19 'disaster plan'
to catch them up?

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Posted By: MDConservative, 12/14/2020 10:46:33 AM

Ruby Rodriguez remembers the days when English class meant walking to her desk, talking to friends and checking the board. Now class begins when her classmates' names appear online. She sits alone at the dining room table, barefoot and petting the family dog. It's her freshman year at St. Anthony High School, a private Catholic school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She doesn't know what her classmates look like, since nobody ever turns on their cameras.


It's a long read, most of which is the same sob story stuff fed the public for almost a year now. Of course, children of color and low-income are worse off than anyone else. Thousands of kids have "disappeared" from schools. And who's going to remediate all this? Sadly, if one calls for "education reforms" they will be met with more state intervention rather than solutions to the basic issues. The teachers' unions will get paid more, the administration given "incentives" to do better, poor schools more money to improve. It never ends...and Ahmed and Maria still can't read, write or speak standard English well.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: maryann4629 12/14/2020 10:48:50 AM (No. 631426)
The "plan" will be to dumb down the brighter kids to the lowest common denominator. It's what they've been doing for decades, but it will be that plan on steroids.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cindiana 12/14/2020 10:57:51 AM (No. 631438)
Don't worry, kids! You'll still get into college and maybe even get a free ride if Harris-Biden get the reins. Get back to sleep, play your video games, do some toking, and you may even become President one day!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer 12/14/2020 11:06:10 AM (No. 631451)
But only if you learn to steal!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: anniebc 12/14/2020 11:09:52 AM (No. 631454)
The plan is for teachers to worker smarter and harder. Or, parents should pull their kids and place them in private instruction. Regardless, I'm sure they'll get more money. The education establishment is the only entity that continues to expand and cost more even though it's failing in every area. Education needs to be privatized. I heard Title One is about to dole out four times the normal amount for an average year. Create a problem, come up with a fix that robs taxpayers blind. These people and their God complexes.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog 12/14/2020 11:23:59 AM (No. 631468)
I recently saw this headline: ''Japan not planning to shut schools despite record daily virus cases'' Other countries are Not shutting down schools. New COVID cases rarely affect anyone under age 20.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1 12/14/2020 11:26:38 AM (No. 631472)
As I understand it, the Mormon religion promotes the idea that positives can be found in any situation. With that in mind, I will note that school shootings have been diminished by the Kung Flu.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DARling 12/14/2020 11:45:31 AM (No. 631496)
#4, Title I is a useless disgrace. When my kids were in school, it was tied to the school lunch program. That's why the schools kept sending home paperwork to please apply for free or reduced-price lunches. The more sign-ups, the more Title I cash you'd get in your school, whether you needed it or not. I saw so much waste in that program. There were education tools stacked up to the rafters in the Title I office because if the money wasn't spent (wasted) on something before the end of the year, the money would have to be returned to the government. I once asked, "Why not just send it back if you don't need it?" You should have seen the look I got from that teacher.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chiritwo 12/14/2020 11:52:29 AM (No. 631502)
Seems the ones in private school and some home schoolers are doing just fine. It's the children who had a tough time passing and the ones really not interested in school are the ones who are going to suffer greatly with this farce. The best thing for these students is to go back to the grade they were in when the schools closed. I'm afraid there will be gaps that will never be filled if they don't. It's too bad the dems kept this charade up for so long.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 12/14/2020 11:54:56 AM (No. 631506)
Who cares? Chinese slaves have no need of education.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Starboard_side 12/14/2020 12:12:00 PM (No. 631522)
Just saw an article how one school district is handling the grading problem: The Santa Ana Unified School District has recently given its students something of a head start to help them avoid getting “F” grades. The district raised the floor of the F grade from 50% to 55%. That means every student starts a semester with a 55% grade in all of their classes. The student then would need to satisfactorily complete 5% of their school work to get to 60%, or a D grade, which is a passing grade. “Teachers will practice compassionate grading — really being mindful of our current context with the focus/priority being on providing students with meaningful feedback to support them in improving their academic performance,” So, they realize a large number are failing, so they adjusted the grading to prevent that from happening. After all, you can't keep majority of the class behind 1 year, when there is no room for the new class and the one being held back.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: pros7767 12/14/2020 12:19:35 PM (No. 631531)
Precisely, #9. The globalists have been working on this plan for years. First came "No child left behind". Then came "Common Core" which was designed to create "worker bees" for the globalists, while their children received a real education in private schools so they could order around the rest of us. The deliberate release of the virus, put the globalist movement on steroids. Lock downs, destroy small business, and destroy the education of our youth at the same time. Then they steal the election just to prove how powerful they are. Their "disaster" plan is working quite well and moving forward according to their plan. Think about it. European elections were going populist. Britain went populist. America went populist. Australia went populist. The people were becoming too powerful and we needed to be destroyed! How did Bill Gates and Fauci predict a pandemic during President Trump's term if they didn't know about it and weren't involved in it?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: seamusm 12/14/2020 12:37:03 PM (No. 631555)
Though teachers will be agin it, I'd suggest year-round school.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: OhioNick 12/14/2020 12:58:13 PM (No. 631590)
You want to improve student test scores? Ban teachers unions by executive order, get rid of tenure protections and make it easy to fire inept teachers. This plan worked in New Orleans, where student test scores skyrocketed after these changed were put in place.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 12/14/2020 12:59:40 PM (No. 631594)
Ignorant children is one of the key advantages to their plan. The more ignorant people are, the more easily their freedoms are stolen.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JHHolliday 12/14/2020 1:02:55 PM (No. 631600)
Only the super motivated students will get anything out of online education. For 80% of students, 2020 will be a lost year. I see where people are starting to hire a teacher for small groups and class is held in someone's home. I know this is impossible for some families for various reasons but it seems to be a growing trend.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: NeverForget 12/14/2020 2:10:04 PM (No. 631674)
No amount of effort, no matter how brilliant the plan, will ever compensate for the education lost to these children this year. School kids will remain less educated than they could have been for the REST OF THEIR LIVES.
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