The news is out: [LOS ANGELES—The conservative-leaning Orange County Board of Education in California on Monday evening voted in favor of guidelines that call for the reopening district schools in time for fall classes and said it would not require social distancing and mask-wearing for its students.
The OC Register reported that the school board, which approved the recommendations in a 4-to-1 vote, has no power to demand the county’s 27 school districts to reopen and the ultimate decision will rest with individual districts. The Orange County Department opposes reopening, the report said.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the school board pointed to a white paper with safety recommendations and called the months of widespread remote learning an “utter failure” for students.
“Among our greatest responsibilities as adults is our responsibility to model courage and persistence in the face of uncertainty and fear, which is what many families are feeling with the mixed messages and confusion surrounding reopening of schools in the COVID-19 era,” the paper said, according to the report.
Cynthia Blackwell, a retired teacher, urged parents there not to send their kids back to school, according to NBC Los Angeles.
“They’re putting every child, teacher at risk,” she said. “Children are getting sick and I know a lot of my friends who are still teaching have elderly parents like I do. They can’t be bringing things home.”]
This article states: “The school board has no power to demand the county’s 27 school districts to reopen.” Then why the F is the school board on Monday evening voted in favor of guidelines that call for the reopening district schools in time for fall classes and said it would not require social distancing and mask-wearing for its students?
Quality of education in the US creates American arrogance and stupidity.