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Mom Explains Why Her Son Won’t Be Participating In Virtual Classrooms And Is Done With The 1st Grade, Goes Viral
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Mom Explains Why Her Son Won’t Be Participating In Virtual Classrooms And Is Done With The 1st Grade, Goes Viral

A renowned archaeologist recently went viral with a rant about remote education. Sarah Parcak, professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, addressed Twitter to tell all about her frustrations with the increasing demands on her and her husband after her son’s school closed and implemented virtual learning to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Parcak said the family is ditching traditional schooling, acknowledging that the pandemic has been putting huge stress on both the parents and their son. Continue scrolling to read about all the reasons why the little boy is done with the 1st grade and will be taking a break from homework.

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Education experts say Parcak might be on to something. According to Jon E. Pedersen, dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education, parents’ number one concern should now be the stress and anxiety that their kids are facing in a situation we haven’t experienced yet.

“Could this mean that there is a lag in their learning? Of course. But they will not be alone and most schools in the coming year will need to deal with the issue of what was ‘missed’ during this crisis,” Pedersen told TODAY Parents. “The academic aspects of learning can be made up. We can recover from this.”

However, the U.S. Department of Education warns there is some risk in opting out of distance learning, mainly, the possibility of a student having to repeat a grade.

“State and local authorities ultimately make the decision about student promotion, and in the meantime, we are extending all kinds of flexibilities and resources so that learning can continue,” a spokesperson for the department said. “We know that this is a challenging time for everyone.”

Some parents were taking the same route

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Describing the ways they will stimulate their kids’ curiosity

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Aries Asunder
Community Member
2 years ago

Zero sympathy from me, sorry.

Miguel Ángel
Community Member
2 years ago

Me too. I may agree with her on some points (the importance of happiness and fucking presidents to hell), but it basically reads like "My activities are way more important than taking care of my child".

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Rob Cornell
Community Member
2 years ago

Um... you chose to have a child and the responsibilities that come with it. Also, sounds like the child is not the one unable to emotionally cope with the situation, but rather you are? Virtual school will not be detrimental to the child’s future Emotional well-being but The parent that is having a freakin meltdown over math problems most certainly will!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

None of the screeds in the article express any kind of appreciation for TEACHERS and what they go through. Teachers have no template for this situation and are doing what they can.

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YoyoSthlm
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2 years ago

Maybe cut down on your workload instead? She's clearly choosing to work over educating her child.

Pretty Pangolin
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2 years ago

And her garden. And 'managing' the cleaning which I infer to mean she has a housekeeper. Her kiddo's education shouldn't be secondary to all of her side projects.

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Aries Asunder
Community Member
2 years ago

Zero sympathy from me, sorry.

Miguel Ángel
Community Member
2 years ago

Me too. I may agree with her on some points (the importance of happiness and fucking presidents to hell), but it basically reads like "My activities are way more important than taking care of my child".

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Rob Cornell
Community Member
2 years ago

Um... you chose to have a child and the responsibilities that come with it. Also, sounds like the child is not the one unable to emotionally cope with the situation, but rather you are? Virtual school will not be detrimental to the child’s future Emotional well-being but The parent that is having a freakin meltdown over math problems most certainly will!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

None of the screeds in the article express any kind of appreciation for TEACHERS and what they go through. Teachers have no template for this situation and are doing what they can.

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe cut down on your workload instead? She's clearly choosing to work over educating her child.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

And her garden. And 'managing' the cleaning which I infer to mean she has a housekeeper. Her kiddo's education shouldn't be secondary to all of her side projects.

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