Wednesday’s Chicago Board of Education meeting offered little clarity for everyone who wants to know if students will be back in classrooms when the second quarter begins in November.
Allison Gorsuch, who has a child in kindergarten at Pulaski International School of Chicago, called on the board to be transparent and “release criteria for reopening as soon as possible.”
“Remote learning is not developmentally appropriate for kindergartners,” she said. “… I’ve watched my student and his teacher work really hard at remote learning, but he’s 5, and it’s just not working.”
Gorsuch said she would push for reopening as soon as it was safe to do so.
“I’m not asking for schools to reopen before it’s safe, but I’m asking for this not to be a lost year for our youngest students,” she said.
She also asked for students to have access to rapid testing for COVID-19. “I believe this