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PUBLIC AGENDA: Study session on teacher housing proposal; school reopening plan discussion

Original post made on Feb 6, 2021

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 8.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 5, 2021, 6:57 AM

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Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 6, 2021 at 11:23 am

The Voice of Palo Alto is a registered user.

“The school board will discuss school reopening/The virtual meeting will begin at 6:30.”
If it’s safe to send teachers into a classroom with 12 (or more) students each day, then why is the school board meeting virtually? The CDC recommended avoiding large gatherings for the Super Bowl and that the safest way to watch the game was with members of your own household. So how is it safe for school staff to meet with members of 12(or more) different households each day?
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Mainstream media is shoring up support for school reopenings by feigning concern for the youth, proclaiming that reopening the schools is an urgent necessity. However, the media that proclaims such concern for the mental well-being of youths also fails to explain how students’ mental health will be improved by herding them into unsafe classrooms to witness their teachers, their peers and possibly themselves falling ill to a deadly pathogen, not to mention the risk that they might pass the virus on to their parents/grandparents. The media also ignores the refusal of the government to implement policies that would contain the virus and save lives, because these policies would cut into the profits of corporations. They are responsible for the uncontrolled spread of the pandemic, which makes the safe reopening schools impossible presently. It is the financial elite that are responsible for the increasing mental anguish of young people, NOT teachers. Now, under conditions due to exponential spread, youth could be susceptible to developing long-term complications from the virus and a deadlier and more contagious variant of the virus is now known to be spreading. It is currently not in the best interests of students to be in school buildings. The “back to work” campaign by the elite toward the working class for profits has begun. But I’m sure the board will sort this all out VIRTUALLY of course...

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