Pretty simple all we have to do as a nation... is to rejoin the UN Human Rights. And stop building Detention Centers and starting creating Respite Centers. You have the damn model, you have seen that it works in other nations so what is the hold up.
Now about their needs of the children living here in the US
While I agree we need to focus our resources on providing in-person learning for preschool through second grade and at-risk students. I fail to see the logic behind continue to ask teachers to continue to host in person learning for students from 12-20 different households while banning them from spending a couple hours with their family on Thanksgiving. Newsflash: While children many pose minimal risks in spreading the virus there are adults working IN our schools who are NOT living in the same household!
If a Thanksgiving gathering posed such a danger then why wasn’t there a mitigation plan put in place months ago! It is not like Thanksgiving or the virus suddenly appeared. We the people have been dealing with it for nearly a year.
Piss poor planning from our leadership, should NOT mean me giving up the holiday with my family. Likewise, educators should not be shamed for not wanting to put their lives on the line in one breath, then told they need to limit all contact for the sake of our nation in the next!
Especially, not when many of those leaders who campaigned on a promise to “crush the virus” are sunbathing on the beaches of Hawaii.
Stop REACTING and start acting like the leaders you are handsomely paid to be! Is there a risk mitigation team or a plan for Christmas? Do you even have any idea of what an educators job function actually is??
Caveat: This opinion of utter disgust is NOT directed towards the state Governors who have worked their butts off with very little help.
Furthermore... I am fairly confident that in order to stop the spread of the virus basic needs (as defined by the UN Human Rights Council) to include shelter are just as critical as wearing a mask and hand washing. Likewise, in addition to to treatments and vaccines people also will need things like warm clothes and food.
The utter failure of our legislators to address the needs of the people, show they are focusing more on their own agenda than that of the people they represent.