Monday, April 27, 2020

Governor Announces Plans for Schools

Lord Protector Tate Reeves is holding his regular Covid-19 briefing right now.  It is streamed below.



* School buildings are closed for rest of semester but school continues. He asked educators to submit plans for summer and early fall instruction. "Vast majority of students are participating in learning today", said the Governor. 

* State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said as of April 12 there were 37,000 tests. 154 patients in ICU's and 310 open ICU beds. There are 638 open vents and 99 on vents.  He said the state health lab has "24 hour turnaround time" for tests. 

 







38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I made this comment after the first time he claimed that the "vast majority' were participating in on-line learning: my spouse is a middle school teacher in an A rated school in an A rated district. She tells me that less than 25% of her students are participating. You can imagine the participation rate at lower rated schools and districts.

Governor - if you or anyone on your staff reads this - IT AIN'T HAPPENING!!!

Anonymous said...

He doesn't care. It's the perception of on line learning he is wanting to portray.

Anonymous said...

my daughter is at clinton high school. same thing. low participation. most students see this as an early summer...

Anonymous said...

I think what we will see is how little they learn with they ARE in school. Seven hours a day for five days a week for nine months times 12 years and we should be graduating nuclear scientists.

Reality is that they do about an hour of learning per day.

Anonymous said...

@3:44 Same here. My wife works at the county school and while they are giving out learning packets to parents that want them participation is voluntary, no grades are given, and very few are being picked up. It’s busy work and the students that are from homes where the parents don’t care aren’t getting the benefit.

Anonymous said...

@3:44
Even better argument for reopening.

Anonymous said...

#:44-- You are right. It ain't happening. How do you expect parents with low educational skills to "home school." This governor is an empty suit. Trying to sell his public relations version to a gullible populace.

Anonymous said...

What do you propose that the governor do about those truant students?

Anonymous said...

This entire disaster was caused by governments. It is time for us to take a hard look at anarcho capitalism and find true freedom in abolition of the "state"

Anonymous said...

3:44pm He didn't say on-line learning. He said learning. May want to slow down a little before getting all judgmental. People are doing the best they can under the circumstances.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you can find plenty of kids no longer doing school. That is on their parents not teachers. Schools have zero authority to make kids learn when they are not in the building. Isn't this what you under-conservatives have always wanted?? Haha!

Anonymous said...

@3:44p- Then her school needs to set (or communicate) some expectations.

My daughter teaches in an A-rated school in metro area, and, while the assignments are not being penalized for accuracy, they MUST be completed for credit and these assignment completions WILL CREATE A FOURTH TERM GRADE. Any parent not making sure the assignments are at least turned in is to blame. Who would let their child's grades suffer when the request is so simple?

There are no excuses. Internet has been made available to everyone. Districts that don't have technology available to all students have given out paper packets. The assignments are NOTHING in comparison to regular course and homework workloads. All this homeschooling whining over what equates to a little "homework" has been ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

Clearly, he meant the 'vast majority of students who have followed the stay at home order'.

Anonymous said...

This blog is working. Tate has cut the 'umms' down by at least 40%; however, Dr. Dobbs has picked up the slack.

By the way; Is the MEMA guy a colonel or a doctor? He's been referred to both ways in these conferences.

Anonymous said...

So what do want Tater to do? Go into each home and demand they be learned there Gumper Pyle.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, you mean that the public schools are just state sponsored day care centers for parents that don't give a shit? What? I thought the liberal left had left no child behind.

Anonymous said...

I have a new level of respect for the hearing impaired interpreter.

From what I've heard from people that know this guy, he's one of the best souls on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Tater has a degree from Millsaps, we will be OK.

Anonymous said...

@5:19
A Republican prez signed that Act.

Anonymous said...

3:44 PM If it is an A rated district nearly all kids have internet. If the classes are taught on Zoom it is up to the teacher to take roll and see who is there. If they are not present, should be handled the same way it would be in a physical class.

Anonymous said...

For all the posters here that are claiming the students aren't learning, that they aren't doing their work, that the teachers aren't getting results from the students - realize that this is not a whole lot different than what happens when the students are in a classroom.

My spouse is a teacher as well, and she has several of her students that are doing their work; that are studying their lessons. But there are also those that aren't doing much of anything. And as she says, this is not a whole lot different than the classroom.

The Governor can't make your kids do their work, or your neighbor's kids do theirs. He can't come to your house and check up on them to see if they are doing their homework, just as he can't go into the classrooms.

Suck it up, snowflake. If your kid isn't doing his work, he/she's the one that loses. If your spouse's students aren't doing their work, then they should properly note their records as they would if they were in the classroom.

Last time I checked, the Governor doesn't control the State Board of Education, the Local School Board, your School Superintendent, or your school's principal. Or your spouse teacher.

Its going to be like everything else in this world - those that do, learn. Those that don't, lose.

Anonymous said...

It is the grading system that has been adopted by our A rated school districts that has our students checking out . . . It's just bonus points. Many do not need them. Others wouldn't do the work if we were in school.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice the president say ing he saved us all. What a disinfectant. I'll listen to Tater anyday.

Anonymous said...

5:59 - but that's just it, it is not being handled in the same way it would be if they were physically present. The school leadership will ensure that no one fails this year regardless of their participation level these last few weeks. Teachers can see who is participating and who is not. They are calling the parents of the non-participants with limited positive response.

Anonymous said...

From what I've heard from people that know this guy, he's one of the best souls on the planet.

That guy is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Some of you people really amaze me. First you screamed and hollered that Gov. Reeves didn't act swiftly enough to shut down everything. Now you are screaming and hollering because he hasn't reopened everything fast enough. Come on folks. This is uncharted territory for all of us. It's the fault of the parents if Johnny isn't doing his school work. Take some responsibility folks and do something you apparently have never done before. PARENT! Stop blaming it all on the government.

Anonymous said...

So the question remains, how do these naysayers wish to die.

From an over exaggerated Chinese flu . . . or starvation from no economy ?

Anonymous said...

What is so sad is that WE so easily allowed the government to take away all of our constitutional rights. Freedom of assembly
Freedom of Religion on and on. WE are going to look back at this time and see that we are not like our grandparents who were part of the greatest generation but are part of the weakest most afraid generation. So sad to see what WE as a people have become. Now the government tells us who we can associate with, what businesses can be open, whether we can worship or not. The number of lives lost to the virus are going to pale in comparison to the number of lives destroyed by the reaction to the virus.

Anonymous said...

Just wait, next week you will be lucky to find chicken at the grocery store. Maybe then will folks realize that this is really affecting the masses. Believe that these producers wouldn't shutdown unless it was absolutely necessary.

Anonymous said...

since when does the Governor not control the State Board of Education?

Anonymous said...

Cue the UFO’s to distract us...

Cue the false hysteria over food shortages...

Cue the socialists telling folks to refuse to go back to work...

Cue the confusion our (so called) government of the people wants us to fear...

Anything to make we the people argue/swim in circles...

It’s disgusting and I’m over it.

Anonymous said...

Since the Education Reform Act of 1982...

He can appoint a few board members, and that’s about it.

Anonymous said...

Tate sure enjoys wearing that heavy jacket with "Governor" embroidered on it. Must be very cold in that room.

Anonymous said...

Dumber kids will mean more Republican votes down the line. Tater is playing the long game.

Anonymous said...

Most commenters are correct.
Early summer for Mississippi students.
I teach in a small Delta school. Not one student of 17 has accessed the online learning. Four have consistently picked up take home paper packets.
To be fair, most students do not have access to internet or devices.
So how the state and the school district expect the majority of these students will participate in online learning is a mystery.
But it looks good on the MDE Website and Governor Tate Reeves,Facebook.

Anonymous said...

7:18 So true!!
Governor Reeves has a thankless job. I am coming to the conclusion most of these parents that have kids did not sign on for 24-7 parenting with homeschooling thrown in.
This lockdown will either be the of cause lower birth rates or a birth rate explosion in 9 months.

Anonymous said...

4:15

Do you REALLY think that the couple vigorously 'getting-it-on' is thinking about "24-7 parenting with homeschooling thrown in"?

Anonymous said...

Private school juniors are screwed. While public schools allow kids to keep pre Covid grades if they do nothing and add points for doing basic work, local, private schools are taking grades as if nothing has happened. My kid is working every day and will be at a disadvantage in college application GPA. We should have transferred at spring break. Good luck getting next year’s tuition out of us.

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