Reopen Los Angeles Schools for In-Person Instruction THIS SEMESTER.

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Reopen Los Angeles Schools for In-Person Instruction THIS SEMESTER.

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LA School Uprising started this petition to Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and

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Los Angeles (and LAUSD in particular) must safely reopen in-person classes and activities to all students who wish to attend this semester.  After months of distanced learning, which all studies show to be a vastly inferior option, we need to commit to making this happen like the vast majority of school systems around the world.  The virus infection rates will continue to ebb and flow, but our commitment to education must not waver.

As the father of two teenage LAUSD students, I have seen first hand the damage online instruction has done to their education, development, and opportunities.

Waiting for a vaccine and resigning children to an entire Spring semester online is not an acceptable strategy. It goes against all current scientific guidance and international practice, and it will accelerate the massive collateral damage to children, particularly to economically disadvantaged students and kids of color.

Dr. Fauci, the CDC, the WHO all recommend schools do everything they can to open up. The vast majority of other countries, states and cities have already demonstrated that schools are not pandemic drives and have far lower rates than their surrounding communities.  Even the LA Times wrote an editorial 02/05 advocating the same: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-02-05/editorial-start-reopening-california-schools-now

We can do all this while making sure we protect our teachers by adding the same safeguards and PPE all businesses have had to implement. And for those high-risk teachers and students who wish to stay virtual, that should be their option.

This petition is part of the LA School Uprising (laschooluprising.com) to bring back sanity.  Visit our site for more information and other ways to help. www.laschooluprising.com

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