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May 22, 2020 1:11 PM CST Back to School
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The UK government has decided children can go back to school from June 1st.

Is this wise?


More than half of parents in England will not send their children back to school even if they reopen before the end of the current academic year, exclusive polling for ITV News has shown.

Almost two thirds of parents say they feel it would be "unsafe" to send their child back to school before the summer holidays as the coronavirus crisis continues.

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Health concerns for their children is also a major worry for most parents (82 per cent) if they return before the end of the 2019-20 academic year, with just 16 per cent saying they had no concerns for their child's heath once they return to a classroom.

Polling carried out for ITV News also showed that most parents believe teachers (53 per cent) should have a greater say than the Government (27 per cent) on whether schools should be reopened.



Nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of parents think it is unsafe to send their children back to school, while 35 per cent believe it is safe.
The vast majority of parents are concerned about their children’s health if they have to return to primary school before the end of the year. This includes four in five fathers (79 per cent) and nearly nine in ten mothers (86 per cent).
More than four out of five (82 per cent) of parents sympathise with teachers if they refuse to return to work, while just 13 per cent say they do not sympathise with teaching staff.
Most parents believe teachers (53 per cent) should have the biggest say on whether primary schools reopen, while 50 per cent of parents believe they should have more of a say than scientific advisers (37 per cent), teaching unions (29 per cent), the Government (27 per cent) and local authorities (21 per cent).
More than half (57 per cent) of parents believe that reopening schools will lead to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Fifty-two per cent of parents believe thorough deep cleaning of schools is the most important aspect to implement when reopening schools. Forty per cent believe social distancing is important, while 39 per cent said antibody tests are necessary.
Mothers (57 per cent) are more likely than fathers (47 per cent) to prioritise a thorough deep cleaning of schools.

What do you think.
May 22, 2020 1:58 PM CST Back to School
I think people need germs...
May 22, 2020 2:00 PM CST Back to School
mikey4691: I think people need germs...
Yes. You should line people up and let them cough all over you.
May 22, 2020 2:04 PM CST Back to School
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mikey4691: I think people need germs...
there'a technical difference between germs and viruses or should i say biological difference.

But i wouldn't expect you to know thatprofessor grin
May 22, 2020 2:05 PM CST Back to School
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Cranky_Geezer: Yes. You should line people up and let them cough all over you.
sounds like a plan , you two first.laugh laugh
May 22, 2020 2:06 PM CST Back to School
Cranky_Geezer: Yes. You should line people up and let them cough all over you.
It would probably make me stronger, or make me dead.. People are acting like they never had a freakin virus before?? Give me a break..
May 22, 2020 2:12 PM CST Back to School
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mikey4691: It would probably make me stronger, or make me dead.. People are acting like they never had a freakin virus before?? Give me a break..
It would probably make you dead, but you're not a child you're an old man sniffing around the younger women on herescold laugh
May 22, 2020 2:13 PM CST Back to School
They are talking about bussing this fall. They are thinking 10 students max per sixty-foot bus. So, the schools will need approximately 4 more buses for every one they have now, considering most of our busses carry 54 students at a time. Then you have 4 times the cost for fuel and maintenance and additional drivers, just to start.

This is madness. How can we afford this. Our society is going to heck because of who.
May 22, 2020 2:16 PM CST Back to School
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galrads: They are talking about bussing this fall. They are thinking 10 students max per sixty-foot bus. So, the schools will need approximately 4 more buses for every one they have now, considering most of our busses carry 54 students at a time. Then you have 4 times the cost for fuel and maintenance and additional drivers, just to start.

This is madness. How can we afford this. Our society is going to heck because of who.
You are nodoubt right Gal, but I was thinking about the cost in human lives.laugh
May 22, 2020 2:18 PM CST Back to School
mikey4691: It would probably make me stronger, or make me dead.. People are acting like they never had a freakin virus before?? Give me a break..
I agree to a certain point. I'm tired of this lockdown shit. I hate wearing a damn mask every time I need to go into a store. I'm healthy and greatly desiring to have a pretty woman see me smiling at her when I'm walking by.

That said, I tend to believe experts and medical professionals like my ex-wife as opposed to a high school drop out that's telling me this is all bullsh!t.
May 22, 2020 2:19 PM CST Back to School
tomcatty: It would probably make you dead, but you're not a child you're an old man sniffing around the younger women on here
Haven't sniffed one so far...Working on it..drinking
May 22, 2020 2:23 PM CST Back to School
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Cranky_Geezer: I agree to a certain point. I'm tired of this lockdown shit. I hate wearing a damn mask every time I need to go into a store. I'm healthy and greatly desiring to have a pretty woman see me smiling at her when I'm walking by.

That said, I tend to believe experts and medical professionals like my ex-wife as opposed to a high school drop out that's telling me this is all bullsh!t.
Me me me me
how narcissistic you are, there ae other people involved in this.
May 22, 2020 2:28 PM CST Back to School
Cranky_Geezer: I agree to a certain point. I'm tired of this lockdown shit. I hate wearing a damn mask every time I need to go into a store. I'm healthy and greatly desiring to have a pretty woman see me smiling at her when I'm walking by.

That said, I tend to believe experts and medical professionals like my ex-wife as opposed to a high school drop out that's telling me this is all bullsh!t.
Makes you stronger or it makes you dead.. That's true.. I for one am tired of looking at masks.. Call me whatever makes you feel better..thumbs up
May 22, 2020 2:30 PM CST Back to School
tomcatty: Me me me me
how narcissistic you are, there ae other people involved in this.
And that is why I comply with all the guidelines and restrictions. Not liking them doesn't mean I'm narcissistic. What do you do when you're not on here gossiping, trolling, and stirring up sh!t? Do you have a life outside these forums? If you did then you'd understand the frustration most of us are feeling.

However, feeling frustrated does not equal acting like a selfish jackass. Understand?
May 22, 2020 2:33 PM CST Back to School
tomcattyonline today!
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mikey4691: Makes you stronger or it makes you dead.. That's true.. I for one am tired of looking at masks.. Call me whatever makes you feel better..
I'm not going to call you anything, but you haven't addressed any of the isues that 70% of parents are concerned about. Don't you like children???
May 22, 2020 2:33 PM CST Back to School
Cranky_Geezer: And that is why I comply with all the guidelines and restrictions. Not liking them doesn't mean I'm narcissistic. What do you do when you're not on here gossiping, trolling, and stirring up sh!t? Do you have a life outside these forums? If you did then you'd understand the frustration most of us are feeling.

However, feeling frustrated does not equal acting like a selfish jackass. Understand?
Maybe we all should get our minds on something else like eating something healthy..

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May 22, 2020 2:36 PM CST Back to School
mikey4691: Makes you stronger or it makes you dead.. That's true.. I for one am tired of looking at masks.. Call me whatever makes you feel better..
I was making a point and not calling you a high school drop out. The point is I pay attention when people who specialize in an area are speaking on their area of expertise. I tend to dismiss the ranting of unhappy conspiracy theorists that know jack about sh!t except what they heard on the news.

I'm also tired, Mikey. Very tired. And not happy about the financial ramifications for me. However, it is what it is.
May 22, 2020 2:39 PM CST Back to School
tomcattyonline today!
tomcattyonline today!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK77 Threads 2 Polls 2,049 Posts
Cranky_Geezer: And that is why I comply with all the guidelines and restrictions. Not liking them doesn't mean I'm narcissistic. What do you do when you're not on here gossiping, trolling, and stirring up sh!t? Do you have a life outside these forums? If you did then you'd understand the frustration most of us are feeling.

However, feeling frustrated does not equal acting like a selfish jackass. Understand?
That sounds more reasonable, yes i have a life, and value the friends i have male and female but some of my female friends have young children and they are cocerned with this issueshandshake cheers
May 22, 2020 2:40 PM CST Back to School
galrads: Maybe we all should get our minds on something else like eating something healthy..
grin
May 22, 2020 2:41 PM CST Back to School
tomcatty: That sounds more reasonable, yes i have a life, and value the friends i have male and female but some of my female friends have young children and they are cocerned with this issues
You’ve shown photos before. We know they are not your kids because they don’t have tails. laugh
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