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The article cites other places besides Michigan where this is happening, explaining,

School districts cited various reasons for the temporary closings, from a rise in Covid-19 cases to a need to thoroughly sanitize classrooms. But for many schools, the remote learning days — an option that did not exist before the pandemic — are a last-ditch effort to keep teachers from resigning. They are burned out, educators said, after a year of trying to help students through learning loss, and working overtime to make up for labor shortages.

I realize that any school closing can create a hardship for some parents. But I think that the schools should be able to close when it is in the best interest of the students and the district.

We're in a new era. "Remote learning," while hated by many, is here to stay. One of the benefits of the crisis caused by the pandemic is that the educational community got a huge boost. I teach in a community college....I've been doing so remotely for 21 months. Two years ago, I don't think I had ever heard of Zoom!

Personally, I believe that when used properly, remote instruction is an extremely powerful tool. Unfortunately, the educational community didn't have time to slowly adapt to the need, so I'm sure that there are many cases where students are short-changed.

I feel very sorry for the K-12 teachers who got caught in this ordeal. Front-line healthcare workers are hailed as heroes, as well they should be. But how about some respect for the teachers who did their best to cope with an impossible situation?
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