Holding back students because of COVID? Some Boston officials want the option on the table.

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In a school year filled with unprecedented challenges and burdened by the limitations of remote learning, Boston city and school officials are considering avenues to ensure struggling students get the help they need — including, possibly, by holding them back a grade.

Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously adopted a resolution filed by At-Large Councilor and mayoral hopeful Annissa Essaibi George. The non-binding measure vocalizes council support for Boston Public Schools and the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to “determine every way to support our students educational, social, and emotional development, including pursuing a student retention policy” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

I would think there would be some type of heavy investment in summer programs.
 

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In a school year filled with unprecedented challenges and burdened by the limitations of remote learning, Boston city and school officials are considering avenues to ensure struggling students get the help they need — including, possibly, by holding them back a grade.

Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously adopted a resolution filed by At-Large Councilor and mayoral hopeful Annissa Essaibi George. The non-binding measure vocalizes council support for Boston Public Schools and the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to “determine every way to support our students educational, social, and emotional development, including pursuing a student retention policy” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

I would think there would be some type of heavy investment in summer programs.
What happens if they have to hold students back two or even three years to get them to graduate high school??? I've been a fan of home computer schooling for a long time as it $ave$ billion$ of taxpayer dollar$ regarding educational structure$, maintenance & janitorial expen$e$ not to mention teacher$, cook$ & admini$tration co$t$ as well as a myriad of other co$t$ too many in number to li$t. That equates to mucho tax dollars staying in our taxpayers wallets! Social life for the students can be taught by the parents including sex education. Sports can be like it used to be with minor leagues etc. training/playing locally, regionally & state. As a bonus we could get rid of those overpaid undertalented out of shape nfl/afl spoiled rotten kneeing woke brats by supporting our local teams. If folks are really being honest with themselves it's plain to see that our current public education bureaucracy has become nothing more than a whore house of PC dominated political power plays for the narcissistic loons trying to reshape America in the former USSR's image.
 

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...I've been a fan of home computer schooling for a long time as it $ave$ billion$ of taxpayer dollar$ regarding educational structure$, maintenance & janitorial expen$e$ not to mention teacher$, cook$ & admini$tration co$t$ as well as a myriad of other co$t$ too many in number to li$t. .....
Classic case of not thinking it through. If we have learned anything over the past year it is that remote learning does not serve the k-12 cohort effectively, and certainly does NOT save money.
 

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