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Educators want Gov. Abbott to start school with 6-9 weeks of remote learning


Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the biggest question that many parents are facing is whether or not their children will be returning back to school. In a letter, Fort Worth and Dallas ISD superintendents and board presidents are among others in the state, are requesting that the state allow full online learning for 6 or 9 weeks at the beginning of the semester without losing state funding. The letters urge Gov. Abbott to set forth a plan for the coming school year that allows for more flexibility at the district level. Governor Abbott has not responded to the letters but spoke about return-to-school plans during an interview with KETK-TV in Tyler on Monday. “There is flexibility built into the education platform to ensure that if, on opening day, there is a spread of COVID-19 like there is in certain parts of Texas right now, it will be possible for students to learn in that online distance learning strategy,” Abbott said. “But there will be a way of educating our students for a period of time until we can get them back into the best setting for them, which is into a classroom with a teacher, with fellow students.” Do you think we should send our children back to school?

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