Posted On: Saturday - March 14th 2020 7:13PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Educational Stupidity  Healthcare Stupidity
This post will be a wrap-up (for a while) of our Big-Ed series, with a dash of Wuhan-Willies angle thrown in. We're up in limbo as to the status of the schools for Monday in the Peak Stupidity locale. There's lots of States, as I'm sure you all have read, where the schools will be closed for quite some time. I get the idea of the worries about this virus spreading quickly, but, thankfully, the children seem to be left unharmed by this bug. Of course, every parent will likely get it eventually, then spread it further and so on.
With these unheard-of long term school closures, meaning that make-up days won't cut it, there's talk of on-line learning to make it up. But, can't we do that already? In fact, there are a number of on-line sources of reading practice, math, language, etc., that we have already been using. Some of it is way too PC and current-era for my taste (I haven't had the horror of sitting in the classroom to get the full effect), but is
Logistics are a problem. Parents will have a time trying to figure out how to handle this and still go to work, if it's still there, but then the Moms I've seen have got their shit together social wise. There's always a flyer for something from the PTO* for a get together here or there. I think they'll figure a way to pool the kids at one place or another, sort of like, ... OMG! ... a school! But, but, it'd be without the taxpayer money, or, the school board's rules, or the curriculum, or the new required Global Warming science units, as approved by Greta herself.
One really cool result of this Wuhan-Willies infotainment panic-fest may be what happens after the kids are at home for a month or more in a large number of school districts all around the country. The parents may get hip the to idea that these schools have served as not much more than social gathering places, welfare distribution facilities and expensive playgrounds. I think they would realize there's a better way. Peak Stupidity is in awe of homeschooling and those who homeschool, as it is akin to poking the Beast in the eye with a big stick (Part 1, Part 2. and Part 3).
If this goes on a few months with the schools closing until summertime, will they really ask the kids to come back and make it up in the summer (the teachers will be a bit sour on that too)?
"School's out for summer. School's out for EVER!"
The song was title song from Alice Cooper's 5th album from back in 1972.
The Alice Cooper band:
Alice Cooper – vocals
Glen Buxton – lead guitar
Michael Bruce – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Dennis Dunaway – bass guitar, backing vocals
Neal Smith – drums, backing vocals
aaand, per commenter Robert, we can see what happens when the PrinciPal gets a little too uppity:
* No, not the Power Take-Off, but the Parent - Teacher Organization, formerly the PTA.