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California Governor Newsom: 'I don't think the schools are going to open again'

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posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:19 PM
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The governor of California is signaling that the schools may not reopen for the rest of the academic year. If this comes to pass this would leave many with a alot of questions about the pathway forward. While for say high school seniors, they may simply get a waiver and a diploma, but what about Juniors like my son. He has multiple AP classes and some like AP Biology simply cannot be done online with the labs etc.

This would be an unprecedented situation and while I'm not questioning the validity or doing so, its going to be interesting to see what they come up with. His Senior class schedule is already put in but predicated on completing the Junior year course work. I cannot see a pathway from not finishing Trig but then hopping to AP Calc. This is going to be a turbulent year for sure



SACRAMENTO — California's schools will likely stay closed for the rest of the academic year over coronavirus concerns, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday in a jaw-dropping prediction for families barely settling into new weekday routines with children at home.

"This is a very sobering thing to say," Newsom said, as he warned that schools are unlikely to reopen in the coming weeks and will more than likely remain closed until the summer break. "I don't want to mislead you."

If it holds true, more than 6 million California public school students would remain home for an unprecedented length of time unless the state finds alternatives. www.politico.com...




posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Be kinda odd that a flagrant Progressive would give a thumbs up to home schooling, where the children wouldn't be properly indoctrinated...

But is IS Kalifornia, so maybe he is assuming that most parents are a part of the Borg already...

~Shrug~



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:25 PM
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Kansas has already done this.

No more face to face for the rest of the school year. So far, our schools are still planning to open on April 6 again with online learning in the meantime.

They're going to have to do something, and it wouldn't be fair to hold kids back for things not under their control.

I'm hoping they'll realize in a few weeks this is a gross over-reaction and reverse course.

Oh, even better, the Kansas governor also said she'll decide when, or if, school will re-open in August. Good grief! How long do they think they're going to drag this out? How long do they think they can drag this out?
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posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:29 PM
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SAT’s and ACT’s will be delayed as well.

Most likely 2020 will become a “gap year” for students, perhaps world-wide.

In that sense, the educational “playing field” will be leveled for all students.

We appear to be in really uncharted territory where this outbreak, and it’s implications, are concerned.

I’m sure the authorities have plans for scenarios like this, but as it is said, all plans fail in the face of reality.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: Bhadhidar

Level the playing field?! What is that even supposed to mean? So everyone is forced fail for a year and it makes you happy?



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:32 PM
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Kids here had just started spring break, but they announced today that the year is probably done. They may also try and arrange some home lessons, they say every student will receive a grade.

This is all so surreal.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:34 PM
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My local schools shut down Friday and closed this week. Next week is Spring Break. Something tells me they won't be reopening.

It has thrown a serious monkey wrench in everything. The schools literally expect two working parents to home school. Practically impossible. Not too mention how parents are going to find any kind of day care.

The domino effect of this shut down is going to put us in a depression.

The sad thing is I stand by my prediction that looking back on it we will see that it was mass hysteria. Trillions in value lost over the flu.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: FredT
The governor of California is signaling that the schools may not reopen for the rest of the academic year. If this comes to pass this would leave many with a alot of questions about the pathway forward. While for say high school seniors, they may simply get a waiver and a diploma, but what about Juniors like my son. He has multiple AP classes and some like AP Biology simply cannot be done online with the labs etc.

This would be an unprecedented situation and while I'm not questioning the validity or doing so, its going to be interesting to see what they come up with. His Senior class schedule is already put in but predicated on completing the Junior year course work. I cannot see a pathway from not finishing Trig but then hopping to AP Calc. This is going to be a turbulent year for sure



SACRAMENTO — California's schools will likely stay closed for the rest of the academic year over coronavirus concerns, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday in a jaw-dropping prediction for families barely settling into new weekday routines with children at home.

"This is a very sobering thing to say," Newsom said, as he warned that schools are unlikely to reopen in the coming weeks and will more than likely remain closed until the summer break. "I don't want to mislead you."

If it holds true, more than 6 million California public school students would remain home for an unprecedented length of time unless the state finds alternatives. www.politico.com...


Why don't you home school him through the material. Like you already said they will give him credit if they finish or not. Most likely it will result in next level courses reviewing the same material at the start of next year. Or if you are really so worried about it, you could hold him back a year and then he get the full course from a likely questionable teacher in the first place. I think there are other things you could be worried about than this.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:47 PM
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No more PS in Cali for 2020? should save the state billions in teacher wages... oh wait!!!

I agree with quarrantine, and period of keeping arm's length to help limit the spread of COVID19 in the US, but shutting down the country for months, handing out some spendable cash to the populous to try and delay the end of many small businesses, while, once again looking to bail out many BIG MONEY industries....


The Nation needs a reset button... and that will include hardship for those who dine on caviar and seek a global world control apparatus... I sure hope they don't think this is the way they take complete control....

YMMV



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

I think states that call this more tightly will do better than those that extend their measures for a long, long time.

Now the question at that point is the states that are going way overboard seem to be those with massive budget problems. Any bets on how quickly they push themselves into bankruptcy and pull the rest of the nation down with them, even those states that walk a better tightrope and could otherwise have recovered?



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Bhadhidar



I’m sure the authorities have plans for scenarios like this......


I suspect you are giving them far, far too much credit there.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:51 PM
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The flu comes around every year and kills exponentially more. Exponentially doesn’t even begin to describe how much more lethal the common flu is. The country has never shut down for the flu. This is all about politics and everyone’s afraid of sounding insensitive. Well not me. This country is weak and should be crushed by the Russians. Maybe Putin will make men out of us again.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
My local schools shut down Friday and closed this week. Next week is Spring Break. Something tells me they won't be reopening.

It has thrown a serious monkey wrench in everything. The schools literally expect two working parents to home school. Practically impossible. Not too mention how parents are going to find any kind of day care.

The domino effect of this shut down is going to put us in a depression.

The sad thing is I stand by my prediction that looking back on it we will see that it was mass hysteria. Trillions in value lost over the flu.



Its why they will send everyone money. Unlikely 2 parents will be working when they eventually shut down everything. One will be getting unemployment or some kind of severance plus the monthly gov payments should make the situation doable. I expect it will end up $1000 for 1st adult and then $500 for each additional adult/child and will carry on for 3-4 months. So that means you will have one income + unemployment/severance/paid leave + $2500/mo until the time we can all all return to work. I think you will be able to handle this easily.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:55 PM
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I know where they can get part of the money they want to put in everyone's pocket. Take it from the schools that don't have students in them.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Edumakated

I think states that call this more tightly will do better than those that extend their measures for a long, long time.

Now the question at that point is the states that are going way overboard seem to be those with massive budget problems. Any bets on how quickly they push themselves into bankruptcy and pull the rest of the nation down with them, even those states that walk a better tightrope and could otherwise have recovered?



That is the bomb that is really going to explode... it may be what finally causes state and county governments to implode financially.

Let's look at the poster child of tax and spend Democrat excess; Illinois.

All these businesses shutting down will eventually lead to layoffs, etc. Property tax bills are already out of control to fund unsustainable public union pensions. Once people stop paying their property taxes and the pensions get further and further under funded, it will eventually collapse.

All the restaurants are practically closed except the ones that can do pick up / delivery. Given how thin margins already are in restaurant industry, I'd venture most will wind up shutting down by end of the year.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
My local schools shut down Friday and closed this week. Next week is Spring Break. Something tells me they won't be reopening.

It has thrown a serious monkey wrench in everything. The schools literally expect two working parents to home school. Practically impossible. Not too mention how parents are going to find any kind of day care.

The domino effect of this shut down is going to put us in a depression.

The sad thing is I stand by my prediction that looking back on it we will see that it was mass hysteria. Trillions in value lost over the flu.

You need to analyze that better. It means parents will be on lock down with their kids, in the house for months. Pay attention



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: FredT

Be kinda odd that a flagrant Progressive would give a thumbs up to home schooling, where the children wouldn't be properly indoctrinated...

But is IS Kalifornia, so maybe he is assuming that most parents are a part of the Borg already...

~Shrug~



Wow are you even remotely capable of posting without interjecting a political agenda into it?



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
SAT’s and ACT’s will be delayed as well.

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Yep, his were canceled. TO be fair fewer schools are even bothering with SAT's but its still an important test for now .



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 11:19 PM
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The schools will get their money for the rest of the year. Next year they will have more students so since the numbers of students will rise, so will their paycheck. Sucks that students will have to take classes over again or maybe they are planning on summer school. Yeah, the kids will love the summer school all right, what a way to ruin a kids life.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 11:20 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem

You need to analyze that better. It means parents will be on lock down with their kids, in the house for months. Pay attention


Yeah no kidding I can barely take my 17 year old in small doses. And we are only on day 2 of our shelter in place




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