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Not here in Tennessee.

It is now illegal.
that's ironically stupid.
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Not here in Tennessee.

It is now illegal.
in ohio we have multiple online k-12 school choices.
we've had them long before this pandemic.

https://ohdela.com/

https://www.k12.com/ohio-online-schools.html

https://treca.org/

i personally know of one kid who opted for online schooling because of some personal issues.
he was a good kid and the one public school option in our small town had become sadly unbearable for him.
the online option kept him in school and safe.
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that's ironically stupid.
I regret being so acid with that remark..
There are different ways of learning. Some learn best by being given a setting competing or working in a classroom led by a teacher, able to interact for the socialization and tangible devices available. Others do better just reading or within a comfortable home environment with adequate leader parents.. still others do better given a video and appropriate reinforcement materials. I just don['t know why your state, pj, would limit any form of learning.
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The Chicago teachers' union voted yesterday to refuse to work, citing (supposedly) unsafe conditions, as regarding Covid-19.

It is my understanding that some 10 percent of the teachers showed up for work today anyway.

The striking teachers are demanding a return to "virtual" (a.k.a. "remote") learning for now.

This simply could not happen here in Tennessee.

In 2021, the Tennessee state legislature voted to ban all "virtual" (or "remote") learning, regardless of the circumstances.

One may either (1) be instructed by teachers, the traditional way; (2) attend a private school; or (3) be homeschooled. There is no fourth alternative.

Since many people cannot afford a private school, or private tutoring, that would mean that a work stoppage by the teachers would amount to their condemning the children to ignorance.

And this would not be a good way to get the public on their side. (Therefore, a work stoppage by the teachers, in Tennessee, is extremely unlikely to happen.)

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1.That was retarded on the Tennessee state legislator to ban virtual learning. Removing virtual learning is not a good way to get the public on your side either. I think the Tennessee legislature should have allowed virtual teaching by an outside 3rd party contractor and lay off teachers who are no longer needed due to an outside 3rd party contractor taking over the teaching duties.This way if there is a genuine concern there won't be the worry of teachers trying to milk the pandemic for personal gain.

2.If I were the Chicago residents I would demand to know if these teachers who are supposedly concerned about their safety go out to restaurants, stores or have other people expose themselves to danger so that they can have their stuff delivered.

3.The people of Chicago deserve the nonsense they get by the teachers union because they keep voting for the scumbags who keep agreeing to idiotic teacher union demands. Its the same union nonsense that make it extremely hard to fire the handful of bad cops that are out there.

4.There is nothing wrong with online learning. Its been a part of one the school choice options in my state for awhile.As long as the parent is somewhat involved the child will be successful
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that's ironically stupid.
Would you wish to elaborate, please?

Note: I have since read your remarks in a subsequent post, essentially nullifying this post; so please disregard this.
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There is nothing wrong with online learning. Its been a part of one the school choice options in my state for awhile.As long as the parent is somewhat involved the child will be successful
Most children simply do not learn as well, online, as in person.

And the socialization--which is an important part of the school experience--is simply not there.

In addition to which, the schools often supply the only decent meals that some children typically have.
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That was retarded on the Tennessee state legislator to ban virtual learning.
Tennessee state legislators--like state legislators in the 49 other states--wish to be re-elected.

Presumably, therefore, they were responding to what the majority of Tennesseans wanted.
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Most children simply do not learn as well, online, as in person.

And the socialization--which is an important part of the school experience--is simply not there.

In addition to which, the schools often supply the only decent meals that some children typically have.
I didn't go to school for months after my real mother died. sh*t happens. kids will have to deal with all of it.
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Most children simply do not learn as well, online, as in person.

And the socialization--which is an important part of the school experience--is simply not there.

In addition to which, the schools often supply the only decent meals that some children typically have.
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I didn't go to school for months after my real mother died. sh*t happens. kids will have to deal with all of it.
It's all good-
Chicago Teachers Union votes to accept deal to reopen city schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z7r8SREbtw
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sh*t happens. kids will have to deal with all of it.
Just how does a child "deal with" the fact that he (or she) is deprived of all socialization; and that he (or she) has no nourishment?

A six-year-old (or an eight- or nine-year-old) cannot go out and work for a living.

Thankfully, however, the strike is now over (as you mentioned).
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