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Not All Philly Students Have Computers So School District Cancels Remote Learning
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] The Philadelphia School District canceled all remote learning for students while they are off from school because not all kids have access to a computer and high-speed internet.

So all online learning will be canceled.
Well, don't that sound egalitarianly reasonable.
The superintendent said, "If that’s not available to all children, we cannot make it available to some."
As is well known, Philthadelphia has no libraries, or as they're known on South Street "lah-berries."
TIME reported:

The Philadelphia School District will not offer remote instruction during the coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
shutdown, the superintendent announced Wednesday, citing equity concerns in a city where many students lack computers or high-speed internet at home.

School districts nationwide have been wrestling with the same issues as they explore ways to keep children engaged as classrooms are shuttered for weeks or longer.

In Philadelphia, where some teachers had been offering forms of optional remote instruction on their own, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said at a City Hall news conference that no students will be required to log on to a computer or submit assignments.

"If that’s not available to all children, we cannot make it available to some," Hite said.

Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10809 views] Top|| File under:

#1  they explore ways to keep children engaged as classrooms are shuttered for weeks or longer

Roving gangs of listless youts. Can't wait.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/22/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  ways to keep children engaged

To hell with that antiquated bourgeois morality! Look out, kids, they're tryin' to put you back in CHAINS!
Posted by: Flaper Dingle3777 || 03/22/2020 1:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Uh, you y'all. [adjusting mask and rainbow fro wig]
Posted by: Flaper Dingle3777 || 03/22/2020 1:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Stop and go back to the stupid - I mean, No cancel school idiots
Posted by: newc || 03/22/2020 2:48 Comments || Top||

#5  It just wouldn't be fair !
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/22/2020 3:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Diana Moon Glampers approved system.

Harrison Bergeron is not surprised. Procrustes, on the other hand, is quite pleased.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 03/22/2020 3:16 Comments || Top||

#7  There is probably some sort of labor union component to this decision.

Quick solution to parents with internet access: find an online class room for your kids as it is most likely 5 times better than the class your kid is in now in Philly.
Posted by: Airandee || 03/22/2020 4:37 Comments || Top||

#8  they all have a cell phone I would assume
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 03/22/2020 5:05 Comments || Top||

#9  Thank you for making a case to shut the system down and give all children vouchers. It's up to the parents to be concern whether they get an education or not and take the appropriate measures to make it happen ...or not. Think of it in your socialist term of Year Zero.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/22/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/22/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#11  The end of the onerous, centrally planned, consolidated school districts begun in the 1950's. Goodbye to the Blue Bird school busing buses. Goodbye to the bloated school district administrations. Who knew it would take a pandemic.

Well I can dream, can't I ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/22/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#12  Screen sharing apps are real pigs. I am not a student, but a teacher, with one class, for example, that has 100 students. Just sharing my desktop (in Dingtalk) completely maxes out my PC at home with a 100Mbs internet connection. I think screen sharing is not the best model for remote education. Old educators like it because it feels the most like a classroom, but classrooms don't really scale well. Imagine Donald Trump teaching online to 1,000,000 viewers. There might be some technical problems ...
Posted by: Beau || 03/22/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#13  #12 Uh, I work remote 95% of the time, collaborate with colleagues etc. We share screens, pass files around hold audio conferences. The application you ask? Microsoft Teams. My connection bandwidth, 15 Mbps. It sounds like you should look for another application. Try Zoom Video.
Posted by: Chaving Ulavise4972 || 03/22/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#14  Do these kids have smart phones?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/22/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#15  Ever hear of correspondence courses? The postal system is still operating.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/22/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||

#16  Or their parent/parents?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/22/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||

#17  #14 Do these kids have smart phones? --JohnQC
How many are watching music videos right now? How many have immediate family that they could borrow one (what a concept, that)? Sounds like some petty bureaucrat wants an emergency funding package...
Posted by: magpie || 03/22/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||

#18  The lowest common denominator. What the left wants for everyone except the commissars.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/22/2020 12:12 Comments || Top||

#19  How much learning is going on in Philly, anyway?
Posted by: SR-71 || 03/22/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#20  I think the ones that were willing to learn, just got schooled
Posted by: Frank G || 03/22/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#21  From my experience as a reporter, I'd say the best feature of the public school system in America is how school boards give so many mediocre intellects somewhere to go besides into other areas of politics.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/22/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||

#22  For Philadelphia parents and others, there is the Khan Academy.

School closed? We’re here for you with free resources to keep everyone learning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/22/2020 13:10 Comments || Top||

#23  #2 To hell with that antiquated bourgeois morality! Look out, kids, they're tryin' to put y'all back in CHAINS!

Where's Waldo, er, Plugz?
Posted by: Lex || 03/22/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#24  Cookie Grab
Posted by: Ackoopmed || 03/22/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

#25  One of my college roommates clipped part of an ad from somewhere and laminated it to the door to his room: "I'm getting a college degree without attending classes."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/22/2020 14:59 Comments || Top||

#26  Chaving: are you still getting that kind of response? Some colleagues said Team crashed under the load last week. I presume MS'll scale up the infrastructure to handle it. Zoom was giving grief for me on Thursday, and Slack was, with our small team meeting, pretty close to the limit.
Posted by: James || 03/22/2020 16:54 Comments || Top||

#27  This is easy.

Give all the kids electronic notepads. Which will be then sold to someone on "the street." Kids get some $, street buyers get to turn a little profit as well.

Sneaker sales go up as do Nike profits. And business value.

China all good again.

Pilots out there: If you are asked do something as a courtesy (not a declared emergency or anything that may be a violation of 61, 91, 135 or the AIM, as appropriate) to aircraft tail number November One Kilo Echo, tell them to eff off. You'll be glad you did.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/22/2020 22:34 Comments || Top||

#28  triage, some of these kids should be given a free year at a trade school of their choice when this ends. The college bound ones will take up less bandwidth.
Posted by: ruprecht || 03/22/2020 23:10 Comments || Top||

China has 0 new cases because China QUIT testing.
Posted by: 3dc || 03/22/2020 12:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Maybe China knows something they aren't sharing?
Posted by: gorb || 03/22/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

#2  "They ALL have it soooo we quit testing. See? No new cases"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/22/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe China knows something they aren't sharing?

The Secretary - General said that there is no more Covid - 19 in China. Therefore, there is no more Covid - 19 in China. Therefore, there is no point to any more testing.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/22/2020 12:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Latest figures released by China Mobile show that they have lost 8.116 million users in Jan and Feb. Where are these users now? Switched to other carriers? Or, they couldn't carry their phone to the nether world?
Chinese report at: https://t.co/lxw5FFYzoP#CCPVirus #COVID2019 pic.twitter.com/8sRV4lmDCv
— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) March 20, 2020
Posted by: Iblis || 03/22/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Told ya
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/22/2020 18:17 Comments || Top||

#6  If chloroquine is the answer, and they have the means to mass produce it ....
Posted by: gorb || 03/22/2020 21:59 Comments || Top||

#7  We are seeing similar corona-virus caused $%^& in the USA; proof positive many U.S. cities' crime stats are going to be serious garbage for this period.

Hey Philly and others! You might lose some $Fed over this...assuming we don't go full retard.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/22/2020 23:00 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Dr. Fauci has written 2 love letter emails to Hillary 2012, makes me question his influence regarding COVID19
Posted by: Jan || 03/22/2020 14:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Seen on Laura Ingraham's Tweeter feed
“I don’t want to embarrass him. I don’t want to act like a tough guy, like I stood up to the president....he’s a smart guy. He’s no dummy.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci to NYT on Trump team response to COVID-19.

He already did...
Posted by: Jan || 03/22/2020 15:44 Comments || Top||

#2  I was expecting he was going to ask her,if she had any blue dresses.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/22/2020 20:05 Comments || Top||

#3  The scamp looks like he may have been trying to put together a Ménage à, er, Axe Routier.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/22/2020 22:24 Comments || Top||

Democrats Refusing to Support $2 Trillion Stim Bill Unless it Includes a Bailout for Planned Parenthood
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/22/2020 15:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not a good look for congressional demoncrats to the workers they are supposed to be supporting.

They keep this up there will be historic losses for them in the house and senate in November.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/22/2020 15:51 Comments || Top||

#2  First things first!
Posted by: gorb || 03/22/2020 16:29 Comments || Top||

#3  I think they're holding out for Thursday. That's when the new unemployment claims number comes out. It will be horrific, and they want to squeeze it for every vote they imagine they can get.

It's interesting how little the Dem candidates have to say. Bernie wants to prevent the pharma companies from making huge profits off the cure they haven't invented yet, Lizzie (who's out, of course) wants to create a giant federal bureaucracy to respond to the emergency, and Joe thinks his campaign for the Senate is going pretty well.
Posted by: Matt || 03/22/2020 17:15 Comments || Top||

#4  lol matt
Posted by: Chris || 03/22/2020 17:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Matt for Triple Snark O' The Day!
Posted by: Lex || 03/22/2020 17:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Thanks chris and lex, but DV's point is key. The media is desperately trying to spin this against Trump, but this is the kind of problem Trump was made to solve. The Dems want to solve the problem in a way consistent with their own weird little ideologies, which nobody with his back to the wall gives a rat's tail about. Trump has no ideology, and is therefore free to use every trick there is to solve the problem. Right now he's looking like Ed Harris in Apollo 13.
Posted by: Matt || 03/22/2020 18:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Darth Vader, I think you may underestimate the number and tenacity of "true believers" in abortion. I can only guess as to why, but for some people it is bound up with their identity.
Posted by: James || 03/22/2020 21:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Fine, all democrats wanting abortion should be aborted like the inhuman little devils they are.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 03/22/2020 21:49 Comments || Top||

#9  #6 Bingo
Posted by: Lex || 03/22/2020 21:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Senate Democrats Block Coronavirus Stimulus After COVID-Linked GOP Absentees

It's almost as if the Progs want to crush the economy in an election year.

Leveraged by the perceived lethality of a "novel" Coronovirus (Jeez. I can actually spell it now. What the hell has happened to me in the past week?).

And I'd love to hear the story about why the hell the 5 absent Senators were not allowed to vote. Someone needs to do an Executive Order thingie (as allowed by law.) and get their voices heard. Except for Romney.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/22/2020 22:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Yes, it's becoming obvious that, unlike the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, with Trump in the White House the opposition party is perfectly happy to
kill the economy,
cause mass unemployment,
plunge hundreds of thousands, even millions, of small businesses into bankruptcy,
destroy the savings of tens of millions of households,
and ruin the hopes of another generation of Americans --

... all of this in order to bring down the president they hate.

This thing is unlikely to be significantly worse than the pandemic that occurred when Obama was in the White House.

This absurd overreaction is a combination of hysterically conformist behavior and insane, cynical political calculation.
Posted by: Lex || 03/22/2020 22:20 Comments || Top||

VP Mike Pence tests negative for coronavirus after aide contracts disease
Just the News via Instapundit
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen tested negative for the coronavirus on Saturday, one day after learning one of his aides became the first White House staffer to contract the virus.
Malig-Nancy hardest hit?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/22/2020 05:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Culture Wars
‘Blood on their hands:' Teachers say de Blasio and Carranza helped spread coronavirus
h/t Instapundit
[NYP] - One after another, sick Brooklyn Technical High School teachers called union chapter leader Nate Bonheimer last week, to tell him they’d tested positive for COVID-19.

By Friday, five of them had shared the devastating news. But after being notified about each one, the city Department of Education still ordered the 6,000-student school’s 350 staffers to show up for work last week, saying the building had been cleaned.

... The city failed to follow a March 9 directive by the state Education Department that "requires an initial 24-hour closure, in order to begin an investigation to determine the contacts that the individual may have had within the school environment."

DOE did not attempt to identify close contacts, Bonheimer said. "They did not alert the people who needed to know the most to protect themselves, their families and everyone else they came into contact with."

...Around the city, teachers and administrators are outraged that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza resisted a drum beat to close the public schools in the name of safety.

Some renamed the coronavirus "Carranzavirus."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/22/2020 05:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They'll still vote for Duh Blahzero and support Crapanza in the end.
Posted by: charger || 03/22/2020 14:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Anybody know how I can take a position in torches and/or pitchforks? And shovels?
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/22/2020 22:18 Comments || Top||

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