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Time to “Re-Imagine” The Ridgewood School District
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood teachers joined several other groups of teachers protesting the opening of schools this fall. According to North Jersey Media , “Ridgewood teachers gathered atop a Route 4 overpass to oppose a return to classrooms, saying in-person learning is not yet safe. NJ Education Association and other neighboring teachers oppose as well.
“It’s literally crisis-teaching in order to pretend that there’s some semblance of normalcy.” -Becky Catanzaro, a teacher from Ridgewood.”
So if its unsafe to open school in the fall , then the Ridgewood School district needs to significantly pare down staff and decrease the huge $115 million Ridgewood School budget . The Ridgewood school district like many districts needs to start thinking of a new “re-imagined” way to provide education while it transitions to a mostly remote learning based model .
The reordering of educational priorities needs to take into account , not only new technologies but also new learning priorities , given the serious short fall shown during recent protest events in the Village of Ridgewood .