How many of those out walking this afternoon are masked? (1/4)
Will people show any more self-restraint during spring break this year than last?
Did they show any self-restraint for Memorial Day? Fourth of July? The summer in general? Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas?
Can vaccines outpace human selfishness, or do we stubbornly persist in opening schools when everything blows up in our faces yet again?
What if my son is the only one in his 5th grade class who opted for fully virtual? (He says he will feel safe, not excluded.)
How is he really going to learn virtually during the part of the day when his teacher and classmates are at school and he is online?
How will he see or hear when the area the camera covers will be so much bigger than a teacher sitting down at home to talk to her class?
How will a child who is already reluctant to ask a question because it might signify that he has failed at something ever be able to get help on an assignment?
How will a child with ADHD focus when he is only a device in the corner of the classroom?
How will he do it without me?
How has the district decided that we will all go back nine weeks from the end of the school year, after previously announcing that middle and high schools would open for activities and specific classes, but not for general education?
How do they think that it is acceptable to tell us that they have hired random community child care groups to operate in each elementary school (provided the child care groups can find enough staff and meet the safety requirements) and that this is the solution for teachers with children of their own who will not be in school?
How is it that my 2/3 time job will have me away from home from 8:30-3:30?
How is my architect husband, who is in and out of his home office every day, on the phone nearly constantly and often on site for hours at a time, supposed to meet the needs of his millions of dollars of current contracts while simultaneously making sure that our 5th grader goes to class, pays attention, and does his work, rather than playing Minecraft?
How are we supposed to make more hours in the day to juggle?
How am I, asthmatic and unvaccinated because I lost my appointment due to the more pressing need to have my pneumonia diagnosed, going to survive in a classroom?
If I, a teacher working her way through a third temporary contract and hoping for a permanent one, try to take leave for my family or for my health, will I ever teach again?
Is “hell, no, over my dead body!” a viable career move?
After hanging on for this long, how do we make the right decisions?
What do we do now?