Reopen all VA schools to full-time, in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year!

Reopen all VA schools to full-time, in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year!

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Jenna Smith started this petition to Governor Ralph S. Northam

Our children NEED full-time, in-person learning!  Solid, continuous, quality education is vital to the bright future we all hope for our kids.  School provides so much more than just reading, writing and arithmetic.  Being in-person allows our children to learn key skills in socialization, empathy, problem-solving, communication, independence,  self-control, confidence, facing adversity and so much more.  While our kids can learn from home, it's IMPOSSIBLE to reach the level of learning needed for success in the future, while staying home behind a computer screen most or all of the week.  The risk of keeping them home even longer, being a detriment to their overall well-being and education, will have far greater negative impact on all of us than will this virus. 

No one can control a virus, but we can control how we handle it and staying home and staying away WILL NOT help us to progress forward.  Risk is part of every single thing we do and limiting or eliminating in-person learning WILL NOT dissolve that risk.  We CANNOT fail our children; we MUST move forward and reopen VA schools full-time! 

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