Sequoyah High School students to protest distance learning

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Students at Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah are preparing to protest distance learning.

Asa Robbins wishes she was spending her senior year at Sequoyah High School with her friends. Instead, she’s learning online at home. But, she’s hoping to change that.

“Everyone’s home life is different, and we feel like some students are struggling right now through online school,” Robbins said. “They need that teacher interaction and peer involvement, and we are missing that in virtual learning. And we are struggling and we are failing because of it.”

Thursday, Robbins, who is the student council president, and others are protesting Cherokee Nation, which operates the school. She’s asking to move to a hybrid model so students can learn in-person at least part of the time.

However, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. said positive COVID-19 cases are rising and distance learning is the safest option.

“It’s

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