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Should kids go back to school in September?

By Darryl DuFay

An LA Times article dealt with opening the schools in the Fall.


Here is information from the CA Dept. of Public Health and the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) looking at the demographics for the age group that encompasses K – 12. There is no consistent demographic age grouping for K – 12.  CA reports for ages 5-17.  The CDC uses 5 -14.

 The US population is 328 million.  CA is 40 million.  What can be agreed upon is that K – 12 students have had few if any deaths from COVID-19.  In CA the number is zero for ages 5 -17.  In the entire United States the CDC number is 14 for ages  5 – 14.

Comments (3)

  1. Billy Ray Johnson

    DEFUND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. You have children? Teach them at home or find someone else to do it for you. They’re learning nothing in the schools anyway. Teach those kids a trade, You will never hear defund the plumbers.

  2. Nick Antonicello

    Teachers are generously compensated by any standard here in California and have not lost a cent in income or benefits during this pandemic. That’s the truth. These are the most self-centered and delusional of public employees! Raises? Are you serious? Millions are out of work and you have had a four-month paid vacation! Get over yourselves. Completely delusional and myopic!

  3. Todd

    No group of professionals has been impacted more than teachers in this pandemic. As a teacher you are overworked, underpaid and under appreciated during a normal school year. During this pandemic school administrators have dropped all the responsibility of transitioning in the laps of teachers who must now be all things to all people all the time. AND because of budget cuts teachers are having to teach more students with no possibility of any kind of raise in the next several years(in some cases pay cuts have started to take place). Anyone thinking of getting into the teaching profession should only do so if they have no other options, it is one of the worst jobs anyone can possibly have.

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