Will remote school come back? “When we get to All Saints, it will be fine later”
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– So far, we have had isolated cases of remote learning and it can be seen that they keep common sense in schools – says tvn24.pl, Deputy Minister Tomasz Rzymkowski. But not all are calm. Because after more than three weeks of full-time studies, about 300 schools did not have full-time lessons, and every fifth of them is located in the Lublin region.
“Common sense” in the context of the pandemic is one of the favorite phrases of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It was what he relied on when he abolished almost all pandemic restrictions in the summer.
On September 26, epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding published data on childhood cases on the Internet – they are not optimistic. He commented on them: “Poor English students.” He showed that in September 2020, only a few dozen students aged 10 to 14 suffered from COVID-19 per one hundred thousand. In September 2021, this group had more than a thousand cases out of a hundred thousand. In his opinion, the rapid spread of the contagious delta variant is associated not only with the removal of restrictions on masks, but also with the delay in allowing children from the age of 12 to vaccinate. The British commenting on his entry are wondering whether, in combination with these data, “common sense” in the fight against the pandemic is not enough.
But let’s return to Poland and see how “common sense” deals with the pandemic in our country.
The Lublin Province is the home of the Minister of Education, Przemysław Czarnek. He was born here, studied, studied and worked at the university. And before he became a deputy and then head of the ministry of education, he was the voivode of this region. The minister is eager to visit the area in a new role, and not only Lublin. Only in September, he visited, among others, a primary school in Jakubowice Konińskie (he promoted sports programs run together with the AWF), Kozłowiecki Landscape Park (he participated in the rally in the footsteps of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński), primary school in Leśce (a solemn vow of freshmen was taking place), trade school in Szczebrzeszyn (the minister participated in the opening of a car workshop in Zawada, where future tinsmiths and painters will learn).
In a moment, however, the homeland may prove to be a greater burden than support for the minister. As of September 24, it was here that over one fifth of institutions that have problems with studying in a stationary mode due to the coronavirus.
Are schools in the Lubelskie Voivodeship more at risk of distance learning than in the rest of the country? Let’s look at the data and development of a pandemic situation.
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