What if we don't go back to school this year and do proceed like normal? What makes you think things will ever go back?
Everything has become political. Everyone has become self-righteous and it is going to KILL our profession.
Shutting down school might be the safe option but have you really thought about the ramifications of us not returning to work full time?
Children will expect to stay at home and learn. Parents will start to home school. IT WILL BECOME THE NEW NORMAL.
Once this type of blended education becomes normal BAND IS GONE.
To me, it's kinda sad. I've had a great run at getting sweepstakes. Financially IM SET but nothing will ever beat getting a group of ragtag 7th-grade misfits to come together to do something good. I really don't think I will ever experience this feeling again.
I know some will poo-poo or downplay my remarks. BUT THIS IS TEXAS. Wake up, the world is changing rapidly. If you haven't noticed things are going to GET UGLY in this country. There is a wave of anger on BOTH sides and our lack of unity will ultimately destroy our profession.