May 30, 2022 at 9:35 am #6138rogpodgeParticipant
With all the articles about the horrific impacts of long term school closures, there are no assertions on why or who. Who is responsible & needs to be held accountable? No one will say. Weird right? It just happened?
No. People in leadership positions made these decisions. 1-
— Jennifer Sey (@JenniferSey) May 29, 2022
This NY Times article is just devastating.
Account after account of these effects are everywhere.
🧵1/"It's been nothing short of a tragedy for my family"-Emmie Stamell said, as she shared her 10yo daughter's story.
Hard-of-Hearing, reliant on lip reading, her daughter has struggled socially w/masked teachers & peers.
— Natalya Murakhver (@AppletoZucchini) May 27, 2022
David Polansky had a pretty good summary of what seems to be happening.
I don’t wish to sound apocalyptic about this, but one has the sense that at present our society is simultaneously characterized by wildly disproportionate accountability for trivial transgressions and zero accountability for profound institutional failure.
— David Polansky (@polanskydj) May 27, 2022
May 30, 2022 at 9:48 am #6139LegendKeymaster
Wow, that last tweet is a jewel and frames the issue so succinctly that it will probably never see the light of day. A teacher can be suspended and have their name publicly trashed for refusing to call a boy by girl pronouns, but a teacher who props open an automatically closing, locked door to an elementary school and that precipitates a horrific massacre probably won’t be named or disciplined.
That contrast is striking. And I’m only somewhat sympathetic to the plight of the second person, whose stupid actions cost the lives of a number of children (no, maybe not all, but some) in Uvalde. Yes, the consequences of their actions are probably “enough” punishment, but the way it’s trending we don’t yet see a call to compliance for all teachers to be responsible for campus safety. And, they should be…they are the adults in the room.
Sic transit gloria mundi (so shut up and get back to work)
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