OPEN COLORADO SCHOOLS

OPEN COLORADO SCHOOLS

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abigail sanchez started this petition to Governor Jared Polis and

Colorado’s children are being deprived of their rights to a proper education!!  Parents have the right to choose what kind of education is best for their children, not be forced into a homeschool-type situation against their will.

-Colorado’s students have already fallen behind students in states and countries that have chosen to remain open for in-person learning.  Keeping schools closed will only worsen the problem.  https://kdvr.com/news/parents-fear-learning-gaps-in-colorado-schools-because-of-covid-19/

-Recent studies, including those from the CDC, have shown that children need to be in school for their emotional health and learning.  Children with IEPs and 504s and those with mental health issues are especially affected.

-There are currently less than 250 people in the entire state of Colorado who are hospitalized due to coronavirus-related illness.  Studies show that children are least affected by coronavirus and least likely to spread the virus to others.

-Parents are already given the choice to opt for 100% online education.  Obviously, this will make social distancing much easier for the children whose parents choose to opt for in-person learning.

-Parents who need to work to sustain their families are being forced to leave their jobs to stay home with their school-aged children. Single parents and poor families are the most affected.   https://coloradosun.com/2020/08/03/colorado-education-coronavirus-pods-learning/

-Suicide rates among teens and preteens are up 600% nationwide since the schools shut down in March.

Please sign this petition to give our children the education they are entitled to and deserve!

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