RALEIGH – So far the start of the school year has been quite unusual for public school kids. With the great lot of districts electing to go fully virtual, or at least start the year that way, out of an overabundance of unfounded panic over the coronavirus. Making matters worse, the online cloud that facilitates much of this virtual learning keeps crashing.
NCDPI is aware that users are experiencing issues when accessing NCEdCloud. The vendor is investigating this as an urgent issue. All Home Base applications remain fully functional and available for use, including @MyPowerSchool and @CanvasLMS pic.twitter.com/bB0xWOPHqV
— Home Base (@NCHomeBase) August 19, 2020
Meanwhile, those students fortunate enough to escape the public school corona-chaos to a private school offering real, in-person education are off to the races.
It is remarkable that political cohorts seemingly so concerned with quality education for all kids, regardless of socioeconomic status, are the same political cohorts that have essentially created a two-tiered education system. The small differences in those who could exercise choice in education, and those who could not, will widen into a chasm by year’s end.
All because the political narrative of Pandemic Panic was favored by public school activists and teachers associations over the actual (and vital) education of children.
In this way, the public-schools-only crowd falls short of North Carolina’s mantra, ‘To be, rather than to seem.’
Open the schools.