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High school district parents, teachers and students at odds over returning to classrooms

Original post made on Nov 24, 2020

As Sequoia Union High School District officials make plans for a return to in-person learning, teachers say "no."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 23, 2020, 4:54 PM

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm

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Public schools are run at the behest of teachers' unions. The interests of children are well down on the priority list.

My suggestion is that schools be open to the maximum extent allowed by local and state health codes. Any teachers who do not wish to teach may find alternate employment.

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Posted by Greg
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Nov 29, 2020 at 1:01 pm

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Parents like Joseph are obviously ignorant of the dedication it takes to educate our future leaders. In the middle of a world wide pandemic, Joseph uses a false narrative to make the baseless claim that teacher unions some how control school districts with their boards filled with elected citizens.

I understand the difficulty parents face with distance learning. How about parents try an understand the real concern teachers have regarding parents that don't take the precautions seriously. Instead of pounding your chest with comical threats to prove your manhood, why not have some empathy for those placed on the front line of this pandemic.

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Posted by Leila Dowden
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 3, 2020 at 5:25 pm

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I'm so sick of hearing how heartless and selfish teachers' unions are. You know who makes up the membership of a teachers' union? TEACHERS. The ones you entrust your children to every day to be cared for and taught to be good human beings. That kindergarten teacher who made your daughter smile every day? Union. The middle school teacher who tutored your son every day after school to make sure he understood algebra? Union. The high school teacher who alerted you to the fact that your daughter was showing signs of depression. Union. Teachers do not sit in a room twirling their imaginary evil mustaches saying "how can we screw kids over today and prove we are all powerful."

I also found it interesting that the article stated "For those students who are not struggling with access to technology for distance learning, there are still concerns about the longterm health effects of students spending so much time on electronic devices during the school day, said Dr. Caroline Krauskopf, a district parent. She sees her own children with multiple windows open on their computer screens, texting and playing games simultaneously and worries about this learning set up will create longterm attention issues for students." You know what? When you see your children playing games and texting while they're supposed to be in school? MAKE THEM STOP! Or don't complain when they end up staying up late to do the work they missed in class because their Discord chat was just too engaging.

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