I am lucky my son is gifted, so he chose online. My best friend's son for example struggles with school, so he is going in person full time.
That was our choice, come or take it online.
I’m on the different side of the same boat. Both of my kids are in advanced but my youngest needs the actual in learning. She struggled HARD with the online thing, and if weren’t for my SIL(Stay at home mom with a masters in education) holding with my girls and nephews, she would have struggled. Luckily they have the option of going back full time.
I think schools need to be back in for the kids that are in danger of falling behind. The special ed kids that need specialized teachers. The kids that need assistance just to eat. The kids that absolutely have to have the setting just to pass. Hell, even the kids who use school to get away from their shitty parents. It needs to be an option, not just completely cutting kids off. If you’re worried about the spread, cool. Keep your kids home, but don’t force others to suffer because you have some sort of axe to grind.
One of my best friend’s son is dyslexic to the point where it was impacting his speech. He NEEDS his teachers. When he got his IEP his grades went through the roof and his speech started developing, and he started regressing during the shut down.
It’s funny how the same people that are “standing up for injustice for the minority” are the same ones being completely selfish when it comes to actual disenfranchised children.