Parental Choice Won’t Save Us From Unsafe School Reopening Plans

Just for a little fun, here are some numbers that are possible.
In Texas there are 29million people, 20% are school children and staff. The current rate of infection of those tested is 20 percent in Harris county (Houston area). So if 20% of state test positive, then over 1.1 million school children or staff could test positive. If the current death rate is 3.4% applied it would mean 39,440 deaths in Texas.

If those percentages were applied to the US Population, then almost 66 million would test possible, with 2.24 million deaths.

Yep…let’s just open those schools up for face to face instruction.


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I am the parent of a public school student.

And I have a choice.

I get to decide whether my daughter will go back to school in-person or online.

That’s the only thing that should matter to me.

At least, that’s what the superintendent of my home district told me when I went before school directors last week asking them to reconsider administration’s unsafe reopening plan.

At McKeesport Area School District (MASD), Dr. Mark Holtzman and administration propose unlocking the doors for half day in-person classes Mondays through Fridays.

Kids would be split into two groups – one attending in the mornings, the other in the afternoons. That way, with buildings at half capacity, there would be enough physical space for social distancing. The remainder of the time, kids would be learning online.

However, if you don’t approve, you can opt out.

Any parent who is uncomfortable with this…

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