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Reader says ,”Some of my kids’ teachers were … obviously putting in a great deal of time and effort to make remote learning as good as possible. Others – crickets”

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“In my opinion CoVid has only exacerbated a dynamic that exists in any place of employment: Some people going above and beyond (whatever the motivation may be for their extra efforts), a lot of people meeting expectations and doing the job they are paid to do … and then the people I would describe as the Takers. No place of employment, public or private, is immune to this. Some of my kids’ teachers were very much present and obviously putting in a great deal of time and effort to make remote learning as good as possible. Others – crickets. Posting assignments, assigning kids to watch YouTube videos in lieu of teaching and just not interacting w/kids even remotely during the spring. In my (private company) – no different. Some decided to take advantage of WFH to not do all too much. I’m not speaking about people who had to care for sick family or step in to school their own kids. I hate to break it to people, but there are always Takers in society. The issue is if there is a tipping point, and productive people start to feel that they’ve been ‘had’ and decide why bother. In the private sector, it probably isn’t the right decision (in the long run) to so obviously show that you’re not really needed for the success of your enterprise.”

5 thoughts on “Reader says ,”Some of my kids’ teachers were … obviously putting in a great deal of time and effort to make remote learning as good as possible. Others – crickets”

  1. This is no different than in-person learning. Some teachers are very dynamic, engaging and love to teach. Others reuse their lessons plans from 20 year ago, read the newspaper in class, and coast on their tenure.

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  2. This is gonna be interesting to see how this works. Once one kid gets sick in one class the shit is going to hit the fan. I’ll keep my kids home for the month of September and see what happens. Because what’s happening in colleges doesn’t look that great does it.

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  3. My kids are going to school.
    Your kids will be working for mine years from now.

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  4. My wife worked as an aide at the end of last school year…..not easy trying to keep kids engaged over a computer…

  5. No ones going back to in school .

    @8/27 or sit at their desk with their feet up , telling the kids to figure out the math by themselves and play on their phone while making $130k

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