The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that “extended school closure is harmful to children” and that the school closures in March due to the pandemic have already “slowed academic learning for most children and stopped for some.”

With the federal government backing up the reopening with preparation guidelines, back-to-school day is closer than ever with many schools to open their doors in fall. But Twitter is far from impressed.

In a series of all-telling tweets about reopening, people are questioning if it’s truly the best idea. ‘Cause kids will be kids, and “anyone who thinks children won’t purposely lick their hands and chase each other yelling 'Corona!'” has probably never met one. So let’s take a look at what people had to say down below, which is really a lot to think about.

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
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3 months ago

This needs to be on top

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deanna woods
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3 months ago (edited)

I have a twelve year old godbrother who likes to hug and hang onto you all the time, so I know that children will not practice social distancing. There are adults who don't practice it.

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von Funnyname
Community Member
3 months ago

If I may, circa 2018/19 "there's a chance it will precipitate at all today, and since it's *technically* winter, we should close for the day just in case -- that was also a thing.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is arguing that “even though opening school does pose a risk for the spread of Covid-19, there are many reasons why opening schools in the fall of 2020 for in-person instruction is important.”

The main reasons, according to the CDC, are the following: “Schools play a critical role in the wellbeing of communities” and “Schools provide critical instruction and academic support.”

It also urges that K-12 schools should “coordinate, plan, and prepare” reopenings and expect “potential COVID-19 cases and increased school community transmission.”

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Mike Crow
Community Member
3 months ago

I find that whole thing extremely sexist. Not just for the girl, but for us boys because they think we are so stupid that we will be so distracted if we see a bra strap or a bare shoulder that we can’t concentrate on school.

Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

Agreed. And teaching boys that girls' bodies are inherently sexual is problematic.

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Gabby M
Community Member
3 months ago

I find when male teachers/principals call a female OUT about school dress code specifically mentioning "the boys" in the class ...blah blah. WITHOUT a single report from any of "the boys"....Is VERY TELLING in itself. There is reasonable and then there is just down right CREEPY ....I say looking at EVERY male teacher, principal....what have you. There should always be a female employee to do the JUDGING!!! To follow the "rules"!! Hopefully it was a even amount of genders MAKING those rules.....NOT a male(s). Period.....drops my mic Doesn't apologize!!! History.

BethP
Community Member
3 months ago

So true. Sadly true

Blackheart
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes! Thank you! I will tell you a plain fact. Many times parents have sent students to school with active fevers, but gave the child a fever reducing medication to get their child in the school door. If it happens regularly with colds and flues, it will happen with coronavirus.

Kathy Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

As an Australian my first thought was that girls can’t wear tank tops to school because they’ll get skin cancer. Most kids here wear school uniforms and on the occasional day where they can wear what they want the spaghetti strap tops are banned because shoulders are very susceptible to sun burn.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
3 months ago

That statement of CDC recommendations is AFTER the CDC has been threatened by the current administration with loss of funding and/or shut down.

Heather Hayllar
Community Member
3 months ago

I find the practice of NOT wearing a uniform strange. Every child is the same, not this ones parents have lots of money for lovely outfits that ones hasn't, makes for bullying and snobbishness, let alone a child at school in a tank top!

Debbie Archimedes
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3 months ago

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Spaghetti straps means no bra means nipples are apparent. Get it?

Pusfarm
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG!!! How horrible!!!

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Daniel Lewis
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3 months ago

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Please put some clothes on your slutty daughter.

Freya_is_bored
Community Member
3 months ago

You think that a girls at school between the age of 5 and 16 are slutty for wearing a tank top. Why are you thinking of underage girls in that way? Kids should be able to be kids without creepy men sexualising there *shoulders*. Woman and girls bodies aren't there for you to make decisions about. That sort of language could affect a girl and cause her to be insecure her whole life. Get help.

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Parmeisan
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3 months ago (edited)

@Hans, it's not that nobody cares. Students are suffering, parents are suffering, mental health problems are spiking, businesses are closing and people are going bankrupt. But you can't just pretend that covid doesn't exist and expect it to go away. America is in a room filling with water and refusing to remove more than one pail a day, eventually they're either going to have to fully commit to bailing, or they're going to drown. The effects of quarantine are unavoidable, it's just a question of when.

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Mike Crow
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3 months ago

Force the school board to give million dollar life insurance to every teacher a student if they die of Covid 19. Then you will see them reverse their decision.

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Meanwhile, teachers remain skeptical about reopening. In a previous interview with Bored Panda, an experienced teacher named Melissa Hillman, whose Twitter thread on the alarming scenario of what will happen if schools reopen has gone viral, said that safe reopening is impossible.

“You can’t safely reopen schools when a third of your parents are not following the basic directives that keep the local community safe.”

The teacher also called schools “notorious petri dishes” and said that the danger lies in a “a significant percentage who are not just non-compliant with common-sense safety recommendations, but are actively hostile to them.”

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

The US has lost control over the pandemic. As simple, as sad, as brutal as that.

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Melissa Sawicki
Community Member
3 months ago

I know where I live the School Board has a meeting between the parent and teachers and only listened to the parents concerns and suggestions and any time a teacher had voiced their concerns the Board would not even listen to what they were trying to say. Every single Teacher is putting themselves and their families at a Huge extremely scary risk at the expense of parents who don't want to deal with their children home anymore. Many put in to Retire.

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Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
3 months ago

Word!

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🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
Community Member
3 months ago

None of my schools could do this besides pre-k

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Iapetos
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a strong feeling that that is so.

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Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok. If you don't like the lice comparison, how about chicken pox? Or a stomach flu? Or a cold? I worked at an elementary school and when one kid got sick, 50 kids/staff got sick. There was one stomach bug that was so epic, it makes those sugar free gummy bear stories sound like a vacation.

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Over here, every teacher is entitled testing every two weeks. Obviously, the US administration thinks that such a policy would be wasted money.

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Queen Jackson.
Community Member
3 months ago

Religious private prek-8th. They had the meeting over zoom. we are going back in person. I remember when in fourth grade they called a family member to clean the nail polish off my fingers (or they would send me home), get made at us for wearing scrunchies on our arms (SINCE WE AREN"T ALLOWED TO wear bracelets), and once my sister was gonna be sent home (my dad brought extra from home though) for wearing socks with a blue stripe at the top when they are supposed to be plain white. I feel like some of it is racism, considering some kids weren't even sent home for having the nike symbol on their socks, just given warnings. Reminds me of the time I got yelled...

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alwaysMispelled
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. What a joke.

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Louloubelle
Community Member
3 months ago

I was told there would be no math.

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alwaysMispelled
Community Member
3 months ago

Boys won't get boners from Covid so it's cool

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Hazel Waring
Community Member
3 months ago

For me it's also my students getting long term chronic effects - they are too young to spend the rest of their lives with debilitating complications.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
3 months ago

*millions

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Love My Dogs
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly

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Eagle Girl
Community Member
3 months ago

Never tire of a common sense reaction. Am wondering why remote school isn't an option?

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Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

These are fucking creepy and disturbing... photoshops of cats with child coughing faces.

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Weishaar Jamie
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3 months ago

And all your friends are dead or in the hospital

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Red Hair Blue Soul
Community Member
3 months ago

The idiots who say "but its against my constitutional rights to have to wear a mask" are the ones who should be forced to clean and disinfect the school every night

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Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s not. Period.

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Eagle Girl
Community Member
3 months ago

...and shut down every team that had contact with The Marlins so we know it's transferrable.

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 months ago

I wonder if this means they'll be allowed to open the windows lower than that black line?

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Dave
Community Member
3 months ago

Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the "greatest country in the world". It certainly is the greatest in ignorance, arrogance and abhorring self-absorbed population.

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