Over the past few days, we feel how much Quebec has insisted on seeing her children at school. From pediatricians to parents, school attendance has been described as crucial from a social and educational perspective.
Basically, there is never real uncertainty. The government has decided to return to class on January 17, from the end of December. After all, many of them have been catching on in recent days not to postpone this moment.
This week, testimonials from depressed parents definitely helped to increase stress. Distance education, we experienced it. And we also understand the limitations. Behind all these parents who are valued on social networks, there are those who are even poorer and share nothing.
The government is not so convincing on the issue of schools. Franకోois Legalt likes to repeat that schools are the last thing to be closed and the first to be reopened.
Cases, cases …
Despite a very broad consensus in favor of returning to school, returning to school has not been easy. Because of Omicron’s outrageous infection, I fear she will give the hardest weeks to schools in two years.
Cases, there will be one and the other. Classes will no longer be closed automatically as before, but some classes may still need to be closed due to the large spread.
Our schools have previously experienced this type of interruption with COVID-19 strains that are much less contagious than Omicron. The last few weeks have taught us that when this transformation enters the room, it spreads effectively.
Teachers were also among those concerned and we understood that. We agree that Kovid is a little more prevalent in classes. They were in front of the class. Despite recognizing the importance of protective measures and young people being in school like everyone else, they experience some understandable fear.
When many teachers find themselves alone, there is also the fear of being left without staff. This is one of the fears of school principals. The government plans to call in volunteers to pay temporary compensation. Big challenge!
Are the latest government announcements enough to get you back into the so-called “safe” class? Rapid tests are coming, but unfortunately a little late. N95 masks are provided to teachers in need. Should we offer it to everyone, guarantee?
In the case of class breakdown, a lot of work is being done contrary to what is often reported, but the message on this issue is that the loss of control over the government has become a matter of concern.
The next two or three weeks are likely to be sporty in schools. If we are a society that really cares about education, we will have a solid opportunity to prove it.