While students are starting to return to school, the number of cases is spiking resulting in almost 100,000 cases of school children with the virus.
Many are expressing their concern for the lack of preparation shown by the government.
And it seems teachers are being forced to prepare in an incredibly tragic way.
Who wouldn't want to be a teacher?The low pay and never-ending workload are tempting, we have to say!
Teachers are truly the backbone of society.And the fact is, they consistently go unappreciated.
But one area in which they seem to be more unappreciated than ever?During the current coronavirus pandemic.
Because, as the government pushes for schools to open up ...Many are facing a truly horrendous decision.
Going back to work could actually cost them their lives.Which is almost too tragic to contemplate.
Students in certain districts are starting to return to school...
via: Getty ImagesThe move had divided opinion among parents and students.
And it seems as though what everyone expected has happened.
via: Getty ImagesAs over 100,000 children have now tested positive for coronavirus.
Many wouldn't believe that we're still living through a global pandemic...
via: GettyBut believe it or not, we still are.
But it seems that many people have forgotten that a global pandemic has seized the entire world...
via: GettyAnd even though numbers of infections are steadily dropping in many countries, our country continues to be the worst affected.
There are currently over 2 million actives cases of the virus here in America.
via: GettyIt just doesn't seem to be phasing people anymore.
Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...
Grow the hell up. Wear a mask. Look out for each other. It's not all about you. https://t.co/KLcrfkwXrJ— Elizabeth Hackett (@Elizabeth Hackett)1591910999.0
This is why many government officials have stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces...
via: GettyBecause even though they can't protect a person fully from catching or spreading the virus, they lower that chance significantly.
But regardless of this...
The coronavirus is not under control: America’s shifting Covid-19 epidemic in five charts https://t.co/hhJoOhNqTI https://t.co/Ad5ZJZXHSx— Bloomberg (@Bloomberg)1593377705.0
It just seems that many of us aren't learning...
via: GettyAnd more and more lives are being put at risk because of this.
Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...
via: GettyAnd that's not just here in America... it's happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.
Despite the risks, some schools are opening their doors again.
via: Getty ImagesResulting in a massive spike in virus cases...
Many don't think schools should be opening.
Kids cough like this in public and the government thinks it’s a good idea to open schools back up. Yeah ok https://t.co/ySh1vJJdFa— Emo Florist 🕸 (@Emo Florist 🕸)1594330667.0
Some pointed this out.
Can’t keep 900 baseball players safe with almost unlimited resources but sure we can protect millions of kids jamme… https://t.co/1jG3CbhZnH— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1595873254.0
And when you take this into account ...
school board: it’s completely safe for kids to go back to school teachers: so you met in person to discuss this… https://t.co/WUzSpgUh8D— Laurazepam (@Laurazepam)1595018413.0
Why are we so happy to ask teachers to volunteer their lives?
The speed we went from “Teachers are underappreciated, we should pay them triple!” to “Get in the classroom and wat… https://t.co/AQzz6bgVdo— Mattie B 🏳️🌈 (@Mattie B 🏳️🌈)1594237580.0
And now some teachers have spoken out.
via: ShutterstockOne teacher has said, "I am scared for my life for when I return to school. Some of my friends who are teachers have even prepared their wills before going back to school, there’s a genuine sense of fear."
"We go back in two weeks and I’ve had no advice on how to set up my classroom or been told what protection we will have. We don’t feel like it’s safe to go back at all, it’s not worth the risk for me."
via: Shutterstock"I am two year away from my retirement and I am scared I won’t be able to enjoy it if the worst case scenario happens to me. My family have tried to convince me not to go back, my sister has begged me to quit."
"I feel like I am being put in harm’s way unnecessarily when we could do things virtually, which can work and is much more safe."
via: Shutterstock"The main problem is the students, they do not adhere to social distancing, they have huge outdoor parties and they go around hugging each other when they aren’t wearing masks, I have seen it with my own eyes. These are students that I teach and respect, but they just don’t get it."
What do you think about the school reopening?
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