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Old 01-31-2021, 12:00 PM
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I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed in this piece. Teachers want to continue to be paid to stay home. It shouldn't work that way; either go back to work, or quit. Taxpayers shouldn't fund the lazy, using a cold that has a 99.6% survival rate as an excuse to sit on their butts and collect a paycheck.

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Get your asses back to school.

You are not entitled to your job. If you do not wish to do your job, quit your job.

It is perfectly reasonable for adults to feel leery of returning to work in a situation that forces them to be in close quarters with others. It is perfectly reasonable to suppose that even a virus with a 99.6% survival rate still poses a risk to your own health. It is perfectly reasonable to choose not to mess with such an incredible survival rate at all and simply stay out of public life until a better solution is found.

These are all reasonable assertions and reasonable solutions should be reasonably applied by reasonable people in regards to their own situation. In other words — make your own choices. No one can blame you.

The problem comes when you make choices for me and my children based on your needs and fears.

The problem comes when you think your job is so important that you can have your cake and eat it, too.

You are not entitled to your job.

If you feel unsafe in the classroom, and you perceive that you are being pushed back too soon, quit. Go find a job that will let you stay home or one in which you do not have to interact with people physically. Be a dog walker. Become a writer. Train to man a suicide hotline.

Your job is not sacred. You are not special. You get paid to perform a service. You have stopped performing that service and our children are suffering immensely. Not only does the science and data support a full and safe return to school, common sense does, as well.

While we parents have been watching our children break and sink a little more each day, you call us selfish for insisting they be allowed to return to school. You don’t care about my kids more than I do. Do you seriously think I would send them into an environment I felt was possibly fatal?

Your overdramatic hysterics have been duly noted and now roundly dismissed. Your lives are not on the line. Our children’s lives are, as witnessed by the skyrocketing suicide rates among isolated children. Not to mention the tragic proliferation of unreported domestic violence at-risk children are now suffering in isolation. You are their mandated reporters, yet you refuse to even see them even though that is exactly what you continue to be paid to do. If you cannot do your job that you volunteered for, go find another job that will help you to feel safer and let your post be filled by someone who is willing to perform the duties of a teacher and fulfill the requirements needed to earn a paycheck.

Get over yourselves. Your job is no more important than my job. Both of our jobs can be done by other people should we choose to leave said job. No one is indispensable. https://redstate.com/kiradavis/2021/...U3LyvzmUxoh2Ws
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:59 PM
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Funny how cashiers, food service workers, package delivery drivers, truck loaders, factory workers, nurses,doctors, and millions of other people can go to work every day working around who knows how many people. But teachers think they are royalty class that somehow doesn't have to work.. I think teachers are going to end up talking themselves out of a job once most people realize you don't need as many teachers for online teaching and online teachers don't need to be actually from your city,state or even country.
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Funny how cashiers, food service workers, package delivery drivers, truck loaders, factory workers, nurses,doctors, and millions of other people can go to work every day working around who knows how many people. But teachers think they are royalty class that somehow doesn't have to work.. I think teachers are going to end up talking themselves out of a job once most people realize you don't need as many teachers for online teaching and online teachers don't need to be actually from your city,state or even country.
I agree....

I'm in that group of people that has never had a day at home since covid began last year....

In fact after covid killed my job last fall on a Friday, I started a new job the following Monday. Teachers should not be held to different standards imo....
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Let's call them "air traffic controllers" and bring back Reagan...
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I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed in this piece. Teachers want to continue to be paid to stay home. It shouldn't work that way; either go back to work, or quit. Taxpayers shouldn't fund the lazy, using a cold that has a 99.6% survival rate as an excuse to sit on their butts and collect a paycheck.
I don't understand. Oregon teachers are teaching class via computers. My grandson has to be present (with a parent nearby) to skype with her every morning until 11:00. And in my town in Idaho schools are open. So where is this teachers aren't doing that?
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Let's call them "air traffic controllers" and bring back Reagan...
remember all the crashes after replacing them with misfits?
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I don't understand. Oregon teachers are teaching class via computers. My grandson has to be present (with a parent nearby) to skype with her every morning until 11:00. And in my town in Idaho schools are open. So where is this teachers aren't doing that?
You should have stopped right there and read the whole article. More kids are dying from suicide than from Covid. "Distance learning" is a joke and needs to end now. The only thing being taught is that unions have more power in this country than they should. We need to dissolve the NEA and the Federal Dept of Education and get out kids back to school.
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