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2020-03-22 -Land of the Free
Not All Philly Students Have Computers So School District Cancels Remote Learning
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Posted by Fred 2020-03-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6625 views ]  Top

#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 2020-03-22 00:52||   2020-03-22 00:52|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 01:06||   2020-03-22 01:06|| Front Page Top

#3 Uh, you y'all. [adjusting mask and rainbow fro wig]
Posted by Flaper Dingle3777 2020-03-22 01:08||   2020-03-22 01:08|| Front Page Top

#4 Stop and go back to the stupid - I mean, No cancel school idiots
Posted by newc  2020-03-22 02:48||   2020-03-22 02:48|| Front Page Top

#5 It just wouldn't be fair !
Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-22 03:00||   2020-03-22 03:00|| Front Page Top

#6 Diana Moon Glampers approved system.

Harrison Bergeron is not surprised. Procrustes, on the other hand, is quite pleased.
Posted by Marilyn Tojo7566 2020-03-22 03:16||   2020-03-22 03:16|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 04:37||   2020-03-22 04:37|| Front Page Top

#8 they all have a cell phone I would assume
Posted by BrerRabbit 2020-03-22 05:05||   2020-03-22 05:05|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 07:26||   2020-03-22 07:26|| Front Page Top

Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-22 07:35||   2020-03-22 07:35|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 07:42||   2020-03-22 07:42|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 07:44||   2020-03-22 07:44|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 09:13||   2020-03-22 09:13|| Front Page Top

#14 Do these kids have smart phones?
Posted by JohnQC 2020-03-22 09:59||   2020-03-22 09:59|| Front Page Top

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

#16 Or their parent/parents?
Posted by JohnQC 2020-03-22 10:00||   2020-03-22 10:00|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 10:42||   2020-03-22 10:42|| Front Page Top

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

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

#20 I think the ones that were willing to learn, just got schooled
Posted by Frank G 2020-03-22 12:39||   2020-03-22 12:39|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 13:05||   2020-03-22 13:05|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 13:10||   2020-03-22 13:10|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 13:15||   2020-03-22 13:15|| Front Page Top

#24 Cookie Grab
Posted by Ackoopmed 2020-03-22 14:57||   2020-03-22 14:57|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 14:59||   2020-03-22 14:59|| Front Page 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  2020-03-22 16:54||  2020-03-22 16:54|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 22:34||   2020-03-22 22:34|| Front Page 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 2020-03-22 23:10||   2020-03-22 23:10|| Front Page Top

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