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I think you are misinterpreting this quote. The health threat he speaks to here is not the virus. It's malnutrition and mental health. To a kid, because of their body's ability to deal with the virus fairly easily, these are actually probably greater risk for them.
Actually I did not misinterpret it I got they think children handle it different and deal with it better.

How about Tater Tots press release just now that said the increase in cases have been from younger individuals under age 30 and in their teens,15-19 largest 21-30. The groups of fastest growing is ages 0-17 34% increase, second fastest growing age group 18-29 (30% increase).
 

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I'm done, damn I said send them if you want to don't if you don't want to.

I still think its all a bunch of BS and they twist the fact or come up with something new to further what they want done that day.
 

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LMBO, was good to meet you the other day. Wish it could have been at better times and we could have got a cup of coffee and talked.
Me too. Praying this will flatten out and maybe be reduced to no more than a bad flu.
 

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Actually I did not misinterpret it I got they think children handle it different and deal with it better.

How about Tater Tots press release just now that said the increase in cases have been from younger individuals under age 30 and in their teens,15-19 largest 21-30. The groups of fastest growing is ages 0-17 34% increase, second fastest growing age group 18-29 (30% increase).
Ok. But that was not the gist of that quote!

How about it? I would be curious to know how many of those were actually ill from the virus. It doesn’t strike a question in the back of anyone’s mind that we have this terrible, deadly virus on our hands and many have to get tested to even know that they have it? Something just doesn’t add up.
 

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Is it the role of schools of schools to solve malnutrition (essentially because their parents can't be trusted not to misspend EBT funds)? Mental health...IMO there is no greater threat to lifelong mental health than the propaganda institutions that many primary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning have become. "Civics" is a dead course of study almost everywhere and "history" is hideously obsfucated and slanted by most of them. Do they still teach even state history? Questioning a young person a few years back, they had never heard of the Articles of Confederation and thought that the US in its' current form came immediately after the Revolutionary War.
No I don’t think it is the role of the school to solve malnutrition. I never said it was. With that said, it is a reality that schools face. You would be surprised by the amount of kids who get their only decent meal at school. Is it right? No. Is it reality? Yes. We have 9 schools who do Summer feeding programs. They offer free meals to any school age child. I think it’s a terrible thing that sorry ass parents have put the children in that sort of a situation. I think they should have their asses kicked actually. But, it happens none the less.
Yes, they teach MS History. I think it actually a required credit. Could be wrong on the required part.
 

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Schools are not in the business to raise children , babysit children or to remove them out of a environment they should not be in. That would be the purpose of child care services.
Dang why don't we just switch over to socialism...............
Who the heck is proposing socialism? I don’t see where anybody is. I think you would be surprised by the number of children who have such a shitty home life it would make you want to strangle some folks. It is definitely not the school systems responsibility to deal with that. The schools are supposed to be a learning institution. Some do a good job at it and some don’t.
 

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I'm done, damn I said send them if you want to don't if you don't want to.

I still think its all a bunch of BS and they twist the fact or come up with something new to further what they want done that day.
There is no doubt it is a bunch of BS. Facts are without a doubt being twisted. They are going to what they want to do and destroy this country if people don’t wake up. Time to stop running scared and get back to life. Actually should have never been shut down in the first place in my opinion.
 

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Who the heck is proposing socialism? I don’t see where anybody is. I think you would be surprised by the number of children who have such a shitty home life it would make you want to strangle some folks. It is definitely not the school systems responsibility to deal with that. The schools are supposed to be a learning institution. Some do a good job at it and some don’t.
Have you watched the news lately? Not often do you see someone call for socialism by name but the changes they want and call for are socialistic at heart. Universal healthcare, free college tuition, wealth distribution, etc are all socialistic in nature. The fact that the government has taken several freedoms from us over the last few months shows what path we are headed on. Republicans etc just apply the brake pedal a little bit to try and slow it down. Without that the left would have driven us off the cliff already, but we are definitely getting closer and closer to the edge.
 

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Have you watched the news lately? Not often do you see someone call for socialism by name but the changes they want and call for are socialistic at heart. Universal healthcare, free college tuition, wealth distribution, etc are all socialistic in nature. The fact that the government has taken several freedoms from us over the last few months shows what path we are headed on. Republicans etc just apply the brake pedal a little bit to try and slow it down. Without that the left would have driven us off the cliff already, but we are definitely getting closer and closer to the edge.
Sorry, I was talking about this conversation in this thread. I know there are many idiots in this country who love the idea of socialism.
 

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Sorry, I was talking about this conversation in this thread. I know there are many idiots in this country who love the idea of socialism.
Because you didn't seem to get it , I'll explain my socialism comment above. It was a sarcastic remark, SARCASM!

The article talks about daycare, ect enormous costs keeping them out, social problems from being isolated and a bunch of other damn BS that was never a problem when the politicians and others wanted to kill the economy by calling for shelter in place non essential unless you know someone in the know.

I will be curious to the actual schedule they plan on using Since it seems most are calling for half on Monday/Tuesday and the other half on Thurs/Friday with Wednesday a teacher training/deep cleaning day.

But like I said "If you want to send your kids back to school then send them. I could give two chits what someone else does I'm only concerned at this point with my grands.
 

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Because you didn't seem to get it , I'll explain my socialism comment above. It was a sarcastic remark, SARCASM!

The article talks about daycare, ect enormous costs keeping them out, social problems from being isolated and a bunch of other damn BS that was never a problem when the politicians and others wanted to kill the economy by calling for shelter in place non essential unless you know someone in the know.

I will be curious to the actual schedule they plan on using Since it seems most are calling for half on Monday/Tuesday and the other half on Thurs/Friday with Wednesday a teacher training/deep cleaning day.

But like I said "If you want to send your kids back to school then send them. I could give two chits what someone else does I'm only concerned at this point with my grands.
Man I have to be honest, you are just a tad random at times. Here, there and everywhere. It’s all good though and I hope your grands stay safe and healthy....that’s what is important.
 

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Well if I was level across the board , where would the fun in that be?
 
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Our school district just had a special board meeting to approve virtual learning in our district. Parents/Students now have a choice to stay home and participate via schoology.
 

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Yes, it is the parents responsibility to feed and take care of their children. In a perfect world, issues such as safety and proper meals should never factor in to whether or not kids need to return to school. The unfortunate reality is this is not the case. Especially in Mississippi. Not to sob story, but when I was homeless for four years between the ages of 5-9 I can assure you I appreciated every meal that school provided...not to mention a building with air/safety/security. I am well aware that most kids are not in that dire of circumstances, but kids living under the poverty line with drug addicted or alcoholic parents is a real issue here. The unfortunate reality of living in one of the poorest states in the nation. So yes, if we can send them back to school and provide them with a modicum of stability(not to mention the mental health aspect), barring the Rona actually being proven to severely affect school age children, they need to return to school.
I just heard on the local portion of MPB this afternoon (when they break away from "All Things Considered" for a brief bit of local news) that the highest rates of increased COVID cases in MIssissippi are in the 14-20 something age group. I have been looking for a transcript / link but have been unable to find it. I believe it was Dr. Dobbs speaking.
I have 2 family members working in education; one is at work the next starts next week. And districts are still fumbling around, arguing amongst administrators at various schools, taking panicked & angry calls from parents and teachers, and haven't finalized plans. Most boards meet Tuesdays, if they haven't already done so, they have to approve a plan that must be submitted to MDE by next Friday, and work for the 2020-2021 school year officially begins the following Monday, August 3rd, with students scheduled to return (somehow) in most - not all - districts later that week. Some have already announced postponed starts, hybrids, options to "opt out" and do 100% virtual, etc.
There's a joke going around educator circles now:
Mom calls XYZ school district central office. "I understand we may request that our children opt out and do 100% distance learning, so they don't have to physically be present in the classroom."
School Receptionist: "That is correct ma'am. Just complete the paperwork. But I can note your decision and send the paperwork to you."
Mom: "Well, then, I want my child to opt out."
School Receptionist: "Very well, ma'am. What is your child's name?"
Mom: "His name is Robert Fuller. He teaches 3rd grade at Washington Elementary School."
 

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I just heard on the local portion of MPB this afternoon (when they break away from "All Things Considered" for a brief bit of local news) that the highest rates of increased COVID cases in MIssissippi are in the 14-20 something age group. I have been looking for a transcript / link but have been unable to find it. I believe it was Dr. Dobbs speaking.
I have 2 family members working in education; one is at work the next starts next week. And districts are still fumbling around, arguing amongst administrators at various schools, taking panicked & angry calls from parents and teachers, and haven't finalized plans. Most boards meet Tuesdays, if they haven't already done so, they have to approve a plan that must be submitted to MDE by next Friday, and work for the 2020-2021 school year officially begins the following Monday, August 3rd, with students scheduled to return (somehow) in most - not all - districts later that week. Some have already announced postponed starts, hybrids, options to "opt out" and do 100% virtual, etc.
There's a joke going around educator circles now:
Mom calls XYZ school district central office. "I understand we may request that our children opt out and do 100% distance learning, so they don't have to physically be present in the classroom."
School Receptionist: "That is correct ma'am. Just complete the paperwork. But I can note your decision and send the paperwork to you."
Mom: "Well, then, I want my child to opt out."
School Receptionist: "Very well, ma'am. What is your child's name?"
Mom: "His name is Robert Fuller. He teaches 3rd grade at Washington Elementary School."
This is exactly what I said Governor Tate said on his press conference yesterday. Can't remember exactly but like 20-30 is the second fastest growing cases.
But like everyone wants just send the kids back to school.
 
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