By Isobella Harkrider at Reform Austin News, August 25, 2020
Virtual learning has begun for some school districts in Texas, so RA News asked readers in a poll about whether they were sending their kids back to the classroom or keeping them home. Out of 161 votes on Facebook, 107 said their students are staying home, and 54 said their students are going back to the classroom.
The commenters expressed worries about safety provisions, masks and more.
One reader said this about going back to the classroom: “I think it’s putting your children at risk as their (sic) are not proper provisions for protecting the child.”
Another poll commenter chose homeschooling because of the mask mandate at school.
Another commenter wrote, “Back to school asap!”
The Dallas Independent School District’s school year begins Sept. 8.
“Many families are still going through that enrollment process,” said Robyn Harris, news and information director at Dallas ISD.
The percentages of students enrolled for virtual learning in the state’s school districts will be released in the coming weeks.
See the original article: https://www.reformaustin.org/coronavirus/texas-parents-opting-for-at-home-learning/