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Re: Say A Prayer For Special Needs Children


@Cakers3 wrote:

Some are not understanding the impact pods or microschooling is going to have on school budgets.

 

As far as special needs students, each one has an IEP;  and not all IEP's are the same in case one does not understand what an IEP means.

 

Some parents are pooling money to pay for instructors which leaves families with lower income out of the loop.

 

This is not a cut and dried solution.


@Cakers3, I don't think that any reasonable person here thinks that there is a cut-and-dried solution or that anything we do is not going to be incredibly expensive.


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Re: Say A Prayer For Special Needs Children


@suzyQ3 wrote:

@Cakers3 wrote:

Some are not understanding the impact pods or microschooling is going to have on school budgets.

 

As far as special needs students, each one has an IEP;  and not all IEP's are the same in case one does not understand what an IEP means.

 

Some parents are pooling money to pay for instructors which leaves families with lower income out of the loop.

 

This is not a cut and dried solution.


@Cakers3, I don't think that any reasonable person here thinks that there is a cut-and-dried solution or that anything we do is not going to be incredibly expensive.


@suzyQ3   DId I say anybody here thinks that way?

 

Why no I didn't.  I don't know what the purpose is of your response and I normally ignore you now.

 

A discussion of opinions.  Or am I not allowed to contribute anymore.

 

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@Isobel Archer wrote:

So now I'm reading that teachers' unions in various places don't want to go back to school AND they don't want to do online either.

 

They claim they had to work too many hours this past year answering questions.  Additionally, they are saying that it is too stressful for them to have to do this from home.

 

 


@Isobel Archer  So not work for a year and still collect a paycheck?

 

 

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Re: Say A Prayer For Special Needs Children


@Cakers3 wrote:

@Isobel Archer wrote:

So now I'm reading that teachers' unions in various places don't want to go back to school AND they don't want to do online either.

 

They claim they had to work too many hours this past year answering questions.  Additionally, they are saying that it is too stressful for them to have to do this from home.

 

 


@Isobel Archer  So not work for a year and still collect a paycheck?

 

 


Well they certainly collected a paycheck here since March - when ther online learning completely failed to launch.  But you know - stress must be compensated.

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August 4, 2020

"JERUSALEM — As the United States and other countries anxiously consider how to reopen schools, Israel, one of the first countries to do so, illustrates the dangers of moving too precipitously.

 

Confident it had beaten the coronavirus and desperate to reboot a devastated economy, the Israeli government invited the entire student body back in late May.

 

Within days, infections were reported at a Jerusalem high

school, which quickly mushroomed into the largest outbreak in a single school in Israel, possibly the world.

 

The virus rippled out to the students’ homes and then to other schools and neighborhoods, ultimately infecting hundreds of students, teachers and relatives.

 

Other outbreaks forced hundreds of schools to close. Across the country, tens of thousands of students and teachers were quarantined.

 

Israel’s advice for other countries?

“They definitely should not do what we have done,” said Eli Waxman, a professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science and chairman of the team advising Israel’s National Security Council on the pandemic. “It was a major failure.”

 

The lesson, experts say, is that even communities that have gotten the spread of the virus under control need to take strict precautions when reopening schools. Smaller classes, mask wearing, keeping desks six feet apart and providing adequate ventilation, they say, are likely to be crucial until a vaccine is available.

 

“If there is a low number of cases, there is an illusion that the disease is over,” said Dr. Hagai Levine, a professor of epidemiology at Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health. “But it’s a complete illusion.”

 

“The mistake in Israel,” he said, “is that you can open the education system, but you have to do it gradually, with certain limits, and you have to do it in a very careful way.”"

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