My response was not directed at you. I just happened to be there when I hit reply. I apologize on that front. I'm not ok with cheating. I was just asking how it is any different than what most schools are doing to increase funding. We pay a ton in taxes. Yet we are cheated in hospitals and schools where they have to look for loopholes. Our government does the people no favors. I apologize for appearing that my reply was directed to you. It's more directed at the absurdness that is rampant.
You're deflecting and projecting your own paradigms and fears on my statement.
I stay home except for essential trips. I wear the mask I made whenever I go in public like a good little human, and honestly I'm perfectly happy staying at home. I don't miss arguing with kids in the hallway that they are supposed to behave. I don't miss the bureaucraacy at all. When I say we're not living, I reference what they are saying the next 12-18 months ought to look like and wondering what on earth people are thinking. If you think your staying home keeps your parents alive, you imply that you either live with your parents or you still go visit them. If you would like more proof on why I think this is ridiculous, I reference how Sweden has handled this and their illness percentages and death numbers.
I have spent my adult life being opposed to over-cleaning and I believe that kids need dirt to grow. I have not run a fever in over ten years. I rarely even get colds anymore. My kids are ridiculously healthy and get fewer illnesses when compared with their peers - and they always have.
One thing I'll say for sure is that we've (the profession, not you and I specifically) spent so much time preparing kids for tests that we have forgotten to learn how bacteria and viruses really function, and we no longer teach civics - how we should act in our society.
We started giving away our freedoms in 2001 with that P.A.T.R.I.O.T. A.C.T. and I was horrified by that back then. No wonder kds who are coming into adulthood and who know no different are so easily led to socialism and into thinking everything is just fine at the dumpster fire.
And if I do get it (which I seriously doubt I will even if we were to go back to living like we did in February), I half hope it wipes me out - I can't stand the world they're trying to build here all in the name of safety when it doesn't actually make anyone any safer. They're feeding us illusions.
I find your comfort with the small percentage cheat to be terrfiying because you essentally say you are OK with dishonesty for payoff. I have never been OK with that. I don't want to befreind people who are.
It's been 2 months. Saying we've been locked down and it's not living shows how spoiled we are. For my parent's to live, lock me down. And how is Covid payment any different than what happens in education with career tech money? You get more for labeling things. A majority do it honestly. A small percentage cheat. It happens in every area of life. The problems are we have a small squeaky portion that are entitled. The "I 'm brave and don't need a mask to protect me" because they read it on the internet. The mask is there to keep YOU from infecting people. Use the internet to learn that.
And since when is it ok for people to carry guns into a State building during a protest? And how does waving the Confederate flag while protest for American freedoms make sense? We have become experts in everything thanks to the internet but would flip our crap if someone not affiliated with the band world came into our room claiming to know our profession better than us (aka principals). We've done wondered into an age of entitled internet expert ignorance.