OPEN OREGON SCHOOLS! KIDS ARE SUFFERING ACADEMICALLY, SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY. TIME'S UP!

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Sara Hoppes
Mar 10, 2021
Kids need this!

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Nick Tsambassis
Mar 10, 2021
All schools need to open.

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Helen Buechley
Mar 10, 2021
Kids need to be in school!

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Jessica Kay
Mar 10, 2021
Kids needs real school, real sports!! 2021-2022 needs to be a normal school year with normal sports!!!

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Annette Scott
Mar 10, 2021
Our children’s well being and education comes first. Why Oregon continues to lag in getting our children back to classroom learning is unacceptable.

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Jill Raeburn
Mar 10, 2021
Kids must be in school full time ASAP

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Jenna Felice
Mar 4, 2021
I am a low income, single parent, of a 1st grader at Oak Grove Elementary in North Clackamas School District. While I know that I may not represent ALL families in that demographic, considering that 27,447 individuals in Clackamas county lived on or below the poverty line pre-pandemic [2014-18 Census] I'm sure I'm not alone in my struggles and observations.
I would like to start by addressing the most glaring disappointment of 'Comprehensive Distance Learning'. In the 2020/21 school year my daughter is receiving just over 8 hours of live instruction PER WEEK. Given that her short lived kindergarten experience had her in the school building over 6 hours per DAY, Ill be generous and say, it seems as though she is currently receiving the equivalent of 2 school days per week. Maybe a better representation might be, she is receiving 27% of an education.
I understand that 'hybrid' learning models may add 4 hours (weekly) of in person instruction. That seems like a far cry from a compromise, and considering that the CDC is currently recommending that Clackamas County return to K-12 FULLY OPEN, this hybrid proposal is really a slap in the face to parents and tax payers alike.
Asynchronous learning is a completely exhausting struggle. A 20 minute video, generally comprised of the teacher simply introducing a youtube video, will result in 2+ hours of me, trying to guide my child through completely the written assignment. This time is stressful for both myself and my child, and would be better spent on other subjects. After all, what good is knowing how many restrooms are in the White House, if she remains illiterate?
To the privileged internet troll idea that parents are just 'mad about losing their free daycare', I am paying for daycare. I still have to perform my in person job, through out a global pandemic (and without a vaccine0 in order to keep a roof over my head. I also pay for a monthly subscription to a learning application that seems to be more helpful to my daughter than CDL. I pay for her in person dance classes so that she can have some semblance of a teacher/student dynamic, as well as social interaction with her peers. So, no, Im not 'mad about losing free daycare', but I am financially struggling to compensate for the lack of resources provided by the tax funded public school district.
I do not have a teachers credentials, I do not have a degree in sociology or economics. Im just a parent, who, like all parents, had hoped to provide my child with better opportunities than I had myself. Im just a parent looking around at a greater educational disparity than I could have ever imagined in my lifetime. I see kids on the school playgrounds of private schools in our community, that I can not afford, social media comments of parents who have left NCSD in favor of online charter schools that I can not afford, the curriculum of larger daycares, that I can not afford.
EDUCATION SHOULD NOT BE A PRIVILEGE IN THE KIND OF COUNTY THAT THE U.S. FANCIES ITSELF TO BE.

-Jennifer Felice
Parent, Tax Payer, Reluctant Unpaid Educator

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elisabeth melner
Mar 2, 2021
Our kids deserve to be in school five days a week!

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Jose Nunez
Mar 1, 2021
Kids need to learn, the vaccine is rolling out, time to get them back in school NOW!

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Shelley Weaver
Feb 28, 2021
Kids need socializing as well as in person learning before we have a crazy dumb universe. Kids are not learning correctly I am sorry they need to go to school and get out of the house away from all the tv's, game consoles, phones, drugs, and negativity