Is it surprising to anyone that school district leaders are all over the board when it comes to this whole mask issue? Not just the leaders either. Teachers, parents and the students themselves are making their (sometimes muffled) voices heard.
For or against? Required or optional? Where do you stand? Well, we want to find out and here’s your chance to see where you stand compared to your fellow Campus Suite newsletter readers. Chime in by taking the flash poll.
The debate rages. And parties are sometimes using and bending statistics to serve their own opinions on masking. Even the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, arguably the highest-regarded medical journal, was called into question for contradicting reports. Anti-mask supporters used the NEJM’s inital findings in an isolated way to build their case, but since then, the journal, “Strongly supports the calls of public health agencies for all people to wear masks when circumstances compel them to be within 6 ft of others for sustained periods.”
The governor of New Hampshire just yesterday came out with a public statement saying students will not be required to wear masks when they return to school.
Lincoln (nebraska) Public Schools Superintendent states: Masks are key to opening schools safely; wearing them will be enforced.
And then there’s the internal debate if not defiance by school boards about complying with broader boards of education “recommendations”
While there’s disagreement on the efficacy of wearing masks in curbing the spread of the COVID virus, I think we can all agree that If there is an outbreak of the coronavirus, they’ll have to shut down school immediately.
Mask or no mask, the sheer numbers of students, teachers and staff members will make a traditional day impossible under social distancing protocols.
Where do you stand on masks in the classroom?
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