There have been outbreaks of teacher-student infections in many parts of the United States. Some people say that voting for Trump is an early sentence of death.
CNN reported that in early July, US President Trump made urging American schools to open as soon as possible, especially face-to-face teaching as a priority, and threatened if any school refused to open in the fall , Then he will let the government withdraw the federal funding for that school. However, when American students and teachers returned to school, they brought the virus back.
Some places in the United States have already started a new school year, just beginning school In the first few days, the school and teachers have discovered how challenging it is to reopen the classroom. In some states in the United States, schools that decided to restart face-to-face teaching are isolating staff and students, and even had to temporarily close them again because of the detection of positive cases.
Traditionally, about 14%of children in the United States return to school before the second week of August. These school districts are mainly located in the southern and midwestern regions of the United States. However, some school districts in these areas have postponed this year. Classes in two weeks, or plan to start school online.
Many schools in Indiana, the United States, started classes last Thursday. On Saturday, the principal of the Elwood Community School Company in the central part of the state sent a note thanking students and parents, and mentioned that”the first two days of school are good!”
But the optimistic tone soon changed. Faculty and staff tested positive for the new crown, the high school was forced to close, and all students in grades 7 to 12 were transferred to online learning for at least one week.
The principal Joe Brown wrote in an email to the parents of the school district, saying,”We did see more faculty and staff with new diagnoses than we expected.”
And similar developments have occurred all over the United States. It was also at Greenfield Central Middle School in Indiana. Just a few hours after classes started, the county health department notified the school that a student had tested positive. This student was quarantined, and other students who had contact with him were also forced to quarantine for two weeks.
At a high school in Collins, Missouri, someone tested positive in the first week of returning to school, and students there were asked to stay at home for 14 days. In Atlanta, more than 200 employees in a school district in Gwinnett County were tested positive before resuming classes last week, and some were quarantined.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, with more than 180,000 students. Last Wednesday, the teachers resumed work one after another to prepare for remote teaching on August 12. But as of Thursday, about 260 faculty and staff have been excluded from work because they have tested positive or may be exposed to the virus.
Sloan Roach, a spokesperson for the school district, said that most cases are community transmission. In the past two weeks, 4000 new cases have been confirmed in the county.
Ms. Roach said:”Some people called to report that they did not go to school or work.” And added that they expected an increase in positive cases.
Oklahoma teacher Nancy Silverley stated that she once voted for Rumpu. Now she felt that the vote cast that year might have signed her own death sentence.
She told a CNN reporter,”I may not just sign the death penalty for me alone. 150,000 Americans have lost their lives as a result. You know, I must be responsible for my personal vote.”
She told CNN reporter:”This is a series of failures from the president to the governor of Oklahoma to the school board. Only teachers and children have nowhere to shirk and become the ultimate victims.”
Regarding Trump’s use of the withdrawal of federal funding to force schools to open, she said it was very”cruel” to do so.
She said, “Oklahoma has historically underfunded education. Therefore, our current budget is small. It is wrong to use money to coerce states with insufficient funds and low teacher income.”
The beginning of school in the United States, teachers and students have been infected in many places, and the teacher feels that voting for Trump is to sign his own death sentence
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