Biden’s America: Cali Public School Teachers Are Instructing Migrants In-Person As US Students Continue Remote Learning
Cases in migrant facilities are skyrocketing, out of 700 unaccompanied girls transferred to San Diego Convention Center 82 have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The migrants housed in San Diego County are making up 10% of the new cases in the area.
“That’s a case rate of 10,933 per 100,000 – or 437 times higher than the case rate threshold that schools are allowed to reopen in California,” said Scott Davison, who is suing the state to try and force a quicker school reopening. “Threshold for reopening in California is 25 per 100,000.”
Teachers for the San Diego Unified School District are giving up their vacation time to volunteer at the convention center for in person teaching, meanwhile, their students are forced to learn remotely.
“Some of our educators have volunteered to give up their vacation time – this week is our spring break – to help hundreds of teenage girls who are sheltering in our city, away from their families and in some cases thousands of miles from home,” a San Diego spokeswoman said.
“Our teachers have volunteered to help — we are not paying them in any way — because caring for children is central to who they are as human beings. The power of their example should inspire us all, and hopefully many others will be inspired to show these girls that we are a compassionate community.”
The district is the second largest in the area and is preparing for hybrid in person instruction on April 12 that will still include online learning.
Teachers Unions are resisting in person teaching but don’t seem to have a problem with their members conducting in-person teaching at facilities where COVID is spreading.
San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond is not happy with the decision.
The San Diego County Board of Education will be sending teachers for in-person learning for the migrant children at the convention center. It’s great there’s in-person learning for them, I wish every child in San Diego County was allowed the same opportunity.
— Supervisor Jim Desmond (@jim_desmond) March 29, 2021
“Another concern that hasn’t really been discussed – these same teachers are volunteering at this facility, [where there are] exponential COVID rates, much higher than what was allowed for [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance for in-person instruction,” Jonathan Zachreson, who has organized a petition to reopen schools across the state added. “Is there a risk that these teachers may even get infected at the facility and then bring it to the schools, where they are going to be working?”