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There are days I can’t wrap my head around things in our schools system. Our county will more than likely be shut down this week due to drastic increase in covid cases. We will know today. Yesterday, teachers got a harsh lecture that we were the cause that Covid was spreading in the schools (it wasn’t nice), but now sports can play when our county is shut down. I can’t make this stuff up. Our society would never survive a true plague.

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The pressure put on administrators/principals/athletic directors/school boards to continue athletics is unbelievable. Athletics, athletics, athletics....it always seems to be the driving force behind almost all decision....yes, yes, yes athletics/extra curricular activities are an important part of the a young person’s educational experience. I get that. But the bullying tactics used by many adults to force schools into making decisions that ensure athletic contests in many cases is beyond the pale. Too bad the same passion some of these adults have isn’t also directed toward classroom performance. Oh, also, I have been head coach for 32 years....Girls Basketball and Baseball.

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💯 %. I couldn’t believe the pressure until I saw it. My school committee seemed obsessed with the athletic program continuing , to the detriment of the children’s health. Many cases in my town seem to be connected to games / practices this fall. In particular one sports team was masked, until team pictures & a number of students tested + following that ( they took their masks off for team pictures)

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We won't shut until someone dies - I never thought schools were the backbone of the economy. Colleges are virtual and still charging and we go marching into old, unventilated classroom with few rules

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Our district has been hybrid since August. This week our district reported 10 positive students cases, 2 positive staff cases and 12 more quarantined at home. But today we went back to face to face 5 days a week because “parents want their kids in school”! Nothing will change until someone dies. So sad. Parents are still allowing kids to play sports across the state line where rules are different. I guess covid doesn’t travel across the river!

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We are just pawns in a big chess game.

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My state just recalibrated the metrics that had us in the red. Our DESE keeps stating no significant spread in schools, and really pushing for in person learning ( we are currently hybrid). The mental health of the teachers is seemingly of no concern to anyone.

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Oh heck no they don’t care about teachers. The last few years have just gotten worse and worse.

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I’m sorry you, the teachers, were blamed for the spread. Nothing makes sense these days.

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There doesn’t seem to be any logic!

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We just shut down yesterday until the end of the month. It went nuts, teachers, students, all being sent home. By 2:00pm, we were closing

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It truly is nuts. Our cases when up 44% in one week.

I would call them out about blaming it on teachers, that's just not right. At all. I mean, yes, do it professionally, but still teachers are going to have to start speaking up. We should be closed to face to face, but we're not. The crazy thing is we have a bunch of teachers who would rather be face to face than virtual, even though cases are rising drastically around here.

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I would rather be face-to-face just not right now. I asked our senators for access to N95 masks.

From your Principal? What was the context? I don't think I'd let someone get away with that.

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Wow that is awful.

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My District is voting on Tuesday whether to shut down from Thanksgiving to January. We are just getting too many cases in Utah.

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Hope things get better on Michigan.

What state are you in?

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Sorry people are so ignorant. You are amazing (I know that because you didn't flip them off and quit on the spot).

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We have basically been told that even if we have a student that tests Positive, we as teachers won’t we quarantined ( or even be told of our exposure) because we were more than 6 feet apart!!! Such a lie because there is no way to stay 6 feet away in our small classroom full of students

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So tired of teachers being the scapegoats. What about the lack of PPE, sanitation and rules at the school? Or the public’s’s refusal to take it seriously or take precaution?

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It has been a bad year for me. Blame the teachers but everyone else your excused from responsibility. The teacher will be punished for others actions.

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Big shutdown.. then my guess is the new administration will come in and cure COVID. We are all being used

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Our district is voting on reopening this Thursday, despite Covid numbers climbing and several families in my school having it.

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I want to apologize to all of you teachers in Illinois for our ignorance here in Indiana. People are coming here to visit because we are in stage 5 and leaving with COVID.

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Same thing is happening on the Iowa side. People are putting their kids in club sports in Iowa where they play with no masks and no social distance. Then they drive across the river back home to Illinois.

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We are shut down for the week but counties in WV are trying to hold the state football championship with no restrictions on guest. Cheese and rice what is wrong with my state.

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Well if you got a harsh lecture and didn’t raise an objection that’s on you. Why should ANY teacher sit Through some BS like That. ?

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