Public? Makes sense. Our elementary school is currently short 19 teachers for the hybrid plan But would be able to fully staff an-all remote school. De Blasio is an idiot for promising thousands more qualified teachers in a weeks time.
Which school? Need some context here
@Anon I'm sure all this schools are going to do the same thing. The teachers are trying to shame parents into choosing remote.
We are at uws public too and haven’t heard this. which one is doing this?
Well, at least they're being respectful, unlike the Hunter teachers.
Ouch. Is that why the Hunter is a Hot Mess post has so many comments?
school admin or teachers?
from school admin or teachers?
My son's NYC HS did the same thing stating that the kids will not get the schedules they registered for unless they get 85%-90% of the kids to go remote. Not enough teachers. They got what they wanted but a lot of parents were not happy about it.
Respectfully tell them to F off. It’s not their place to harass parents. They can go to their union/school admin.
It sounds like this is from school admin
this is not fair. every european country is back. I fully sympathize with specific cases like teachers that are older or immunocompromised or have kids who are. but a collective ask is silly.
It sounds like most of the schools doing this now aren't asking for safety reasons, but logistics. There aren't enough teachers in the system to staff the hybrid model that has been announced, where students are meant to receive dedicated live video instruction on the days they are home, while another cohort is in the classroom with "their" teacher. (Which does seem like something the DOE should have been able to plan for, but then again so do a lot of things.)
Exactly! The DOE has royally F’d this up. They had to know this was not logistically possible for many schools.
I think this is correct across the board for public and private. We are at a NYC private and we were set to open on time. They switched last minute to a drawn out phase in and I think it is to buy time to find more teachers. I think safety wise, it can be done. HOWEVER, I think logistically it is just too much for the schools. I suspect (and I dont want this) that most schools will take any chance they get to close and go fully remote.