Bethany Mandel, who homeschools her kids, penned this must-read thread on why schools NEED to be open this fall.
For starters, this is about “kids with single mothers, kids with negligent parents or working parents without the cash to” come up with alternative schooling methods like “pods”:
And she’s writing from experience:
Perhaps millions of kids across America fall into this category:
I’m the daughter of a woman with no safety net. A woman who, unlike a lot of teachers, wouldn’t have stopped going to her essential job because she was scared. Not that we’d have had a choice, we needed to pay rent. I would have been left alone to my own devices all day.— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 22, 2020
And reopening schools is the only way to deal with this problem:
When you argue against reopening schools you’re showing your privilege. You’re showing you have no concept of choosing between your kids education and a roof over their heads.— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 22, 2020
Where are the teachers saying, “Kids need us! We HAVE to figure this out!”?
Education is not optional:
Bethany speaks from experience when she writes about just how hard successful homeschooling actually is:
Teachers know it failed in March. Why will it be any different now?