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The walk out took place today in NYC. This is from NY 1 education reporter Jillian Jorgensen's Twitter:
Just one school? Hey, it's a start.
How inspiring ! This is what the future leaders of tomorrow look like. Let’s all walk out over cold symptoms ! We will wave the proud flag of soiled Kleenex !
It wasn't just one school, it was several schools. One school gave the kids who walked out lunch detention citing they did not have permission to leave school. Great message you're sending the kids. And what about Restorative Justice policies?
Meanwhile, it was cold, so my studens all stayed home...As if they needed an excuse.
501. It's not the common cold. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474442220303082#https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/andr.13073https://fortune.com/2021/12/26/covid-19-organs-brain-fog-long-covid-symptoms-treatment-causes/https://www.nature.com/articles/s41584-021-00608-zthis is all easily accessible. you can learn the difference. focusing on immediate symptoms is to completely omit the reality of long term effects and all the things this virus does silently within us. also, your sarcasm towards our students is very low.
Chancellor Banks said he will meet with student leaders from various high schools to discuss, "how we can keep our schools safely open". However, the students demanded a remote option as part of the protest. Chancellor is just a stooge for the Mayor. Some things will never change.
It is good to see students taking a stand over not being given an option for learning under cover-19 conditions in school. THE STUDENTS ARE IN THE BUILDINGS and KNOW teaching and learning conditions are not okay, anxiety rules and little teaching is going on. More and more of their peers and teachers are absent and sick with Covid, the kids are worried for them and also fear being the next victim of the virus.Good for them!
5:46 - nice information. Don't waste time trying to teach the 501 idiot.
What happened to Adams's promise to listen to the parents when making decision. Again mayoral control means a dictatorship in the doe.
Remote was not done well by the majority. Even those that put in great effort and expense. I got way better at it, had all the gear, and had past experiences with adults but still couldn't get consistent 50-60% attendance. Felt like a failure. Like a band with only half a audience.Even this year, too many stuck with "I'm just not a remote teacher" Now the same folks want remote. Even good teachers said this.We should have planned better for remote ourselves not being forced this August/Sept. Too late now. We burned that option.We can't even use it for 5 inches of snow after a ice storm week. Half staff were out with with covid but some would have taught live for a few sessions even sick.Reality is most will get exposure to omi now or in a Feb maybe something new. Simple probability. I hope this makes it endemic. I've not gotten covid yet. One of the handful in our building remaining.Is it just a flu level risk now? Don't know, Data seems to be pointing yes for students and even staff. Students certainly.Actions of UFT, DOE, CDC seems like they want us and students to all to get it now not March.Maybe they are just completely incompetent and getting kids all exposed isn't their plan. Ok, both is most likely.Fact is ED doctors are not trying to get it, but don't fear the illness. They fear the testing pos will mess up caregivers/kids at home, make logistics of life difficult. They've been sick before with same or worse.Hang in there, even with N95 and vax you might get it. We are just not good at fitting that mask all day while talking.I'm still trying to keep my halyard brand or 3m to stay decently sealed and brought in another HEPA purifier. Today was only day with windows closed as kids too cold.If I get it I'll deal with it, not much choice. Im tired but like seeing my colleagues and students. I'm grateful to have a job that is indoors and I can't be fired just for not being as good as I was.
Keep up the fear mongering and clinging to this hysterical narrative. Nobody is getting long COVID from Omnicron. Go look at the data out of South Africa and England. Do you even know anyone who has “long COVID” after 6 months? If so, are these people with multiple pre-existing co-morbidities like the vast majority of COVID victims?
brats from an elite school walk out because they are looney liberals like their parents. Absolutely ridiculous, hope they got frost bite.
Reporting From the Associated Press : WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices soared 7% over past 12 months, biggest spike since 1982.So glad we had so many negotiating victories averaging raises of 1.3% since 2011.
Inflation has SURGED to the highest level since 1982Biden, July 19th: “There’s nobody suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way – no serious economist.”December was the THIRD consecutive month of inflation rising above 6%.Yesterday Jerome Powell called our current debt trajectory unsustainable and talked about ending stimulus. Today, the Biden Administration is ignoring the 7% inflation rate and pushing for more spending.American families pay the price!Teachers get screwed.Michael Mulgrew to the rescue.
Of course a liberal democrat is going to listen to children over taxpayers. I couldn’t possibly care less if kids walk out of school. Thanks for lowering my class size, kids. Your absence was my pleasure. Please make this a daily occurrence. I’ll give you social justice credit and pass you anyway.
Omicron has not been studied long enough for us to know if it results in long COVID. You will change your tune when you get it...
9:03, give it a rest, please. I had it. 2 days of fatigue and headache with some congestion afterwards. Day 3, out shooting hoops, Get yourself healthy and you don’t have to fear this.
SCOOP — Adams: No Remote Learning Option in NYC Schools for 6 Months https://the74million.org/article/adams-no-remote-learning-option-in-nyc-schools-for-6-months/ @The74
9:28: Again, that's you. Not everyone reacts the same to each illness. I have had minor colds and colds that lead to bronchitis. Also, there are different types of Cancer too. Don't generalize your experience and assume it's the same for everyone.
Every person is different—every adult or child. My wife had a bad sore throat over the weekend, then a lot of coughing and now a very bad congested cold. We just got back from COVID testing—the quick test -she is positive, and I’m negative. We will wait for results of 2-3 day test—hopefully by Friday or Saturday. Thank goodness, no fever and it seems the vaccines are working the way they were intended to work. And there were no lines for testing at 1pm—in and out in a few minutes.So, I can understand the frustrations of the students and teachers when there is a lacking of adequate testing materials available in buildings—along with staffing shortages. In no way, can anyone consider any Covid situation fear mongering. Just hope that this surge is in the rear view window by this time next month.
9:28. those are just the symptoms that are noticeable from the onset, the virus does much more long term, internal damage. read the info on the comment of 5:46. and also read up on covid and the brain. educate yourself, the papers, the studies, are all easily accessible.
901 of course a reactionary would think that being allowed to express democratic liberties depends on taxes.
10:28. why do you hate freedom? is it ridiculous to not be a slave to a system you find abhorrent? should they just bow down and obey?
For 9:03https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/no-plausible-reason-for-long-covid-to-be-less-with-omicron-experts-122010701173_1.htmlhttps://montreal.ctvnews.ca/omicron-isn-t-a-regular-cold-quebec-doctor-says-urging-people-to-avoid-infection-and-risk-of-long-covid-1.5732653better safe, than not. right now all data points to having no reason to treat this variant differently than others in regards to long covid, which is symptoms that don't go away. the virus itself also still does lasting damage to the brain and other organs.https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20211221/uk-study-says-omicron-not-less-severe-than-deltahttps://www.deseret.com/platform/amp/coronavirus/2021/12/31/22855433/common-covid-symptom-omicron-variant-brain-fog
Correction this is for 9:47https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/no-plausible-reason-for-long-covid-to-be-less-with-omicron-experts-122010701173_1.htmlhttps://montreal.ctvnews.ca/omicron-isn-t-a-regular-cold-quebec-doctor-says-urging-people-to-avoid-infection-and-risk-of-long-covid-1.5732653better safe, than not. right now all data points to having no reason to treat this variant differently than others in regards to long covid, which is symptoms that don't go away. the virus itself also still does lasting damage to the brain and other organs.https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20211221/uk-study-says-omicron-not-less-severe-than-deltahttps://www.deseret.com/platform/amp/coronavirus/2021/12/31/22855433/common-covid-symptom-omicron-variant-brain-fog
Investigate and post pictures of every NYC schools without windows in classrooms, auditoriums, and gymnasiums. Let’s see Fox show that. Your child is not safer in school. In addition, many of the air purifiers don’t work nor are they turned on. There is no social distancing between the desks in classrooms. No plexiglass in front of the teachers desk nor the children’s. Kids fed up and taking their masks off. Those are my classroom observations! Far better than any admins.
Every single parent should have taken their child to be vaccinated over the break! And taken Covid tests too! No excuse! Instead of taking planes to Florida and other places, you should have gotten yourselves and your kids vaccinated. Instead you came back here with the virus and spread it to everyone. Adams has a political agenda and using mayor as s stepping stone.
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