Our kid's school went hybrid back in like October. If you wanted to send your kid, you did. If you didn't, you didn't. This basically meant that all the parents who had to work sent their kids to school. Fundamentally, it meant that the disruptors who couldn't handle distance learning weren't distance-learning anymore and it's been a total win for my kid.
But we're super-privileged. I ran my kid through the nerd test at the school district to see if we wanna go back to public and the dumpster fire of our school's IT implementation is a cigarette in a dixie cup compared to the landfill fire that is the public school district. I can see this being a massive leg up my kid has on everyone else and while I feel guilty, I also feel extraordinarily thankful.
On the one hand, the kids aren't really getting sick. On the other hand, the kids are a total vector for everyone else to get sick. And on the one hand, our clinic is half-vaccinated already. And on the other hand, if my kid brings a new strain home we're losing about 80 patient visits a week, for two weeks.
Nobody wants to talk about the fact that prior to 1940, one in five kids even went to high school. The fact that we're doing this hook-or-by-crook halfass approach pretty much gives lie to how vital it all is anyway - yeah, basic education is important but what we emphasize is more political than scientific.
I dunno. I'm a cloistered elitist and so's my kid. At least she's empathetic. I didn't start this fuckin' fire and I"m doing what I can for everybody else but fuckin' LOLbrooks and his "remember how we all marched for black lives matter" take is about as quintessential as they come.