What do we think will happen tomorrow? Are our children going to be taught this year?
do you think the teachers as a whole are willing to risk the taylor law penalties? because i don't see CUNY playing softball here.
They voted to authorize a strike...
@anonymous right. but there is doing that to put pressure on the administration and there is doing that with the real intent of going out.
@Anon They are clearly willing to lose their paychecks over this. Frankly I prefer this to pressuring parents.
They will either strike, do a sickout, or CUNY will extend the in-person start date. But given that today is a major holiday, I don't see an inspection happening today even if both parties were inclined. Not sure what happens with remote -- kind of seems like they can't show up remotely and still be striking since remote teaching is still working.
As far as I know they can't "strike" and still collect their paychecks. Striking means not working, period.
Exactly - so no school! For how long? I am ready to pull my child but it’s october so I have zero options...
Pull your child to where? I don't understand. Suburban? Another state? To me, I personally don't care if they lose a few days of learning, or even a month - academically they are already way ahead of their peers from other schools in NYC. I see this as a great opportunity to see who are really willing to teach students here, and who are not.
@anonymous I predict they will end the strike by Thursday - by agreeing to remote learning indefinitely. Anyone else agree?
I don't see how they can resolve the building issues and appease the teachers without moving to 68th St. And now that's off the table, I can't imagine they would be able to come to an agreement about in person schooling. I think we're done with in person for the academic year.
I just checked my calendar, today is Sept 28th, if I'm right, why some of you kept saying 'done for the year?'
@anonymous because we assume that pretty soon infection rates will go up enough that even if we had in-person, it would end. i was hoping at the most for 6-8 weeks of in person this fall. now it looks like zero, and i cannot imagine how much worse this is going to make my kid's mental health.
Just thought of another possible solution: CUNY says it's going to match the DOE and permit any teacher that wants to work remotely to do so. Most of them will, and they will hire assistants to monitor the kids in person, who will basically do remote learning from the classroom.
Is that really what is happening? I imagine if that is the option many people will prefer to stay remote. At least you can monitor what your child is learning...
@anonymous We'll find out tomorrow. But some DOE parents prefer that to remote schooling since there is still some socialization.