Yesterday, Ontario’s Education Doucher, Stephen Lecce, announced March Break would be moved to April due to pandemic related school year cancellations.
It didn’t even register with me when I heard the news, to be honest. I just assumed parents would be cool with it after not having their kids in a classroom setting for over a year.
Are some of you angry about a forced break for our kids who really haven’t been in school for the better part of a year? Or are you angry about having to reschedule that vacation you shouldn’t be going on? Or have you and your family morphed into huge pussies who think a few hours of online homework between Fortnite and unlimited bathroom breaks is just too much for little Johnny and Jane?
My kids have gone to one morning class a day this year. One. Up until the XMAS break pandemic cancellation, they attended one 90 minute class in the morning and that’s been it for 3 months out of the calendar year. They haven’t been in a normal classroom setting, learning or socializing since last March break when school was kiboshed around the province. The last thing they need is a break from the world’s longest break.
For parents who homeschool and are tired of the Teacher/worker grind, I feel you. Too. My son’s Math teacher shows up for 10 minutes of a 90 minute, assigns homework, and bugs out so I know our kids are really being taught and that falls on us. I get that you might need a break but our kids don’t.
What kind of breaks do our kids need that schools can’t fix? I’d argue our kids need a break from this break before they need a break from going back to school provided Doug Ford can make our schools safer. If he can’t (my money says he can’t) you’ll be having April/May/June break and you can stop bitching about your kid’s strenuous workload and get back to pampering your kids into being completely useless adults.