1 In 10? Who Really Wants To Fully Reopen Schools?

Posted by the Winston-Salem Journal yesterday afternoon:

Here’s a closer look:

Meanwhile, only about 1 in 10 Americans think daycare centers, preschools or K-12 schools should open this fall without restrictions, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs. Most think mask requirements and other safety measures are necessary to restart in-person instruction, and roughly 3 in 10 say that teaching kids in classrooms shouldn’t happen at all.

Trump wants to fully open schools this fall.

DeVos wants to fully open schools this fall.

Berger wants to fully open schools this fall.

Moore wants to fully open schools this fall.

Forest wants to fully open schools this fall.

And what does State Superintendent candidate Catherine Truitt want? What her party wants.

From a cbs17.com report:

Truitt said her first preference would be to have in-person instruction five days a week. She said accommodations should be made for anyone who is high-risk for COVID-19.

Everyone is going back to work, and I don’t think it should be any different for teachers. And, quite frankly, what I’m hearing from teachers is they want to be back with their kids,” said Truitt.


Truitt must not be talking to many teachers, because from what I can tell, teachers want to be back with their students if schools can open safely.

She’s not offered any plans on how that can happen except to leave it up to the local systems. And if she doesn’t know that locals can’t front the amount of money right now to even think about fully opening school buildings in August, then she doesn’t even need to be anywhere close to the state super’s desk for the next four years.

Dane West, teacher at Knightsdale High School in Wake County, has been keeping a map marking the number of LEA’s that are starting the year remotely after school board votes.

It’s still a work in progress, but with Charlotte-Meck and Guilford leaning remote, NC is nearing half of its public school students starting the year remotely. Many charter schools have voted for Plan C as well. Plus, there are a whole lot more meetings to determine fall plans coming in the next few days.