Give BC Students an Online Option for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

Give BC Students an Online Option for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

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Pamela Woyciehouski started this petition to Hon. Rob Fleming and

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Many British Columbia families are not convinced that the return to school plan for British Columbia will keep teachers and students safe from Covid-19.  Families have a right to keep their children home from school to limit the potential for exposure and spread.  However the distance-learning options available currently through the public school system in BC are largely independent or self learning options with limited teaching support.  And they require the student to give up their spot in their current school (for some they may never be able to get back in).

British Columbians need an “online” public schooling option that delivers a similar amount of teaching support to “in class” learning.  An option where several lectures are provided for each subject  weekly and the opportunity to discuss ideas or ask questions in an “online class environment” is provided.  An option that reserves their spot at their current school for a time when it is safer to return to in class learning.

There are a large number of British Columbians who would choose online schooling and can provide the hardware and internet required for their children to succeed.  However only a small number of students K-12 have the skills necessary for independent learning...and only a small number of parents have the availability and the skill set to step in as the teacher.  

If BC provides a comprehensive online schooling option as suggested, many parents will choose it.  This will reduce the number of students that need to be accommodated in class and may make it easier to maintain lower class numbers and improve social distancing in the schools.  Limiting the number of students in the schools will improve safety for the teachers and students who return to class.  Therefore, a comprehensive online schooling option improves safety for those who stay home and for those who go to class.  It effectively improves safety for everybody in BC!


 

 

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