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Parents want in-person learning for their children.  Is anyone listening?

By Paul Stukel

The surprise (to parents) decision by Geneva District 304 to make Fridays all-remote has reignited the larger debate concerning full-time, in-person learning and the fraught reasoning of school boards and teachers unions in trying to avoid that crucial outcome.

It also highlighted the minimal importance of children and their parents to the decision-making process.

Geneva parent Kate Coxworth, speaking on the Decisions, Opinions & Analysis podcast, felt completely blindsided by the Board’s mid-January decision to further decrease in-person learning by making Fridays all-remote going forward. 

“On January 11th, it was announced, all of the sudden out of the blue, that the hybrid schedule is changing and that Fridays now were full remote regardless of what selection [parents] had made.” Read More