Murphy Reverses DOE School Reopening Guidance: Parents Can Choose All-Remote Instruction.

Developing Story: Governor Murphy just announced that all New Jersey parents will have the option of keeping their children home for the entire 2020-2021 school year, with access to remote instruction from their district. Twenty minutes ago he tweeted this:

This is a change from the guidance issued by the New Jersey Department of Education earlier this month and approved by the State Board of Education. According to “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery,” “[d]istricts’ reopening plans must account for resuming in-person instruction in some capacity.”

Murphy’s tweet changes that: Now reopening plans can rely more heavily on remote instruction and must allow parents to keep their kids home all year. He told a reporter, “I’m going to put off any questions you might have about it.”

What do you think?


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  4. Avatar RJ

    It is an option. If you don’t have flexibility with your employer to stay home with your child(ren) for remote learning, then send them to school. Several of the school districts have already developed plans to keep children safe. This is a PERSONAL choice for your family. This is your business, to do whatever you’d like for your child/children. I don’t see the issue but people will make an issue out of anything they can find these days. Teachers have NJEA and other local unions to participate in plans; they’re safety is just as important as our children. Decisions have to be made; it’s a pandemic, what else are we to do.

  5. Avatar eric

    After reading these comments. No wonder this is a mess 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️@erin jones

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