Weekend Open Thread: Sharon Quirk-Silva’s Sage Advice on Schools


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Sharon Quick-Silva withwhat looks like  elementary school educators,  from … her Flickr account???

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva put up something on Facebook Wednesday and asked people to share it.  Well, we can do more than that, Sharon — we can republish it!

On behalf of the educators out here…this next quarter (but probably longer) starts a new chapter in public education. There is a huge learning curve that students, teachers, and district administrators will be navigating, yet again, together!

As we embark on this thing called “eLearning or blended learning”, we are asking our Facebook friends to refrain from publicly scrutinizing their children’s teachers/schools/district for the way they are teaching, the lessons they’re assigning, or the decisions the districts are making. Instead, we ask you stand up for educators if you see this negativity on your timeline.

Please offer grace to your child’s teacher and other school personnel. I promise that educating & keeping your children safe is still their #1 priority. ❤️

They are about to navigate uncharted waters with little idea in what to expect. This is a crisis, not a time to be playing armchair quarterback. They love your kids and will be doing their absolute best!

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Please copy & paste if you are a teacher … or support teachers. And fellow educators, YOU’VE GOT THIS! I believe in you! We are all in this together!

We here give Sharon grief at times because we really really want her to be great.  It’s wonderful to be reminded that, on many issues, she already is.  (P.S.: The NSA will presumably be trying to crack that emoji code.)

This is your Weekend Open Thread.  (It is not an endorsement of SQS for re-elected.  That will come later.)  Talk about that, or whatever else you fancy, at an appropriate social distance from indecorous nastiness.


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