Two Texas mothers expressed concerns about possible school closures during an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, highlighting the fact that “learning has been disrupted” since the pandemic began.
His observations come shortly after a neighboring elementary school returned to remote learning after dozens of children became infected with the virus.
“We are afraid that our school will close and we will not have a place where our children can go to receive their proper education and will continue to be left behind,” Lauren McDonough said.
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The couple also expressed concern about other families in the Richardson School District who may not have as much flexibility around daycare options as the possibility continues to plan.
“I don’t care so much about my personal family. The demographics of my child’s primary school are what worries me … I care about the children who depend on breakfast and school lunch to feed them specifically to my school, ”Racheal Potter said.
“It’s not acceptable to close school and send 20% of healthy kids home to learn from an iPad.”
Parents across the nation are worried that their children will be left behind educationally, as at least 1,000 schools have closed due to the pandemic.
“It’s not kangaroo. It has to be education,” McDonough argued.
The couple attended a school board emergency meeting last week to express frustration at the possibility of a new closure, raising questions about the possible impacts this will have on families in the district.
“I am 100% opposed to closing schools under public health guidelines,” Potter said. “What if parents can’t keep their jobs? How do we feed our kids? How do we keep the lights on?”
McDonough also expressed his displeasure with the school board by saying, “Your job is to find a suitable place for them to have their education.”
“Go back to your lane and let me be the father.”
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Governor Greg Abbott, who recovered from COVID-19 a few weeks ago, issued an executive order banning cities and other government entities from establishing mask or vaccine warrants. He reiterated the importance of individual responsibility in conquering the pandemic, while expressing his support for those who are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Both McDonough and Potter agreed on the need for optional remote learning and optional masking for those in the district who do not feel comfortable, and school officials need to be more transparent in making decisions about these. various policies.
According to CDC data, about 45% of jeans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Meanwhile, about 55% of jeans have received at least one dose so far.