Teaneck Dad of Special Needs Son Bemoans Last-Minute Decision To Reverse School Reopening njleftbehind November 17, 2020 Share this:TweetMoreEmailPrintShare on TumblrPocket A thread:I rarely post about this sort of stuff but I feel compelled.My 4 year old son is in a Teaneck public school. He has an IEP for services.Schools were supposed to reopen next week.Last night–yes, last night–the board voted 5-4 to remain closed.— D Bash (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 He currently gets two 15 zoom sessions and all of his therapies via zoom. Yes, Occupational Therapy via zoom. It's basically worthless.Teaneck Board of Education is running a masterclass right now in public schools lack of responsibility to the actual children in its system.— D Bash (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 This morning the Teaneck Super intendent sent the following email. He actually did not vote for this measure but he didn't stop it either.The measure was brought to motion by @VictoriaCWA, a Teaneck Board of Ed member.This is a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/7mSdudU0Ds— D Bash (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 Yes, I am so impressed with my son's teacher.But, no this is not acceptable.Here's the bottom line: Our public schools are broken. They are not thinking about the children in the system. They do not have any clear standards on how to open or close. It's broken.— D Bash (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 If you were looking for a reason to advocate for other ways to spend our local educational tax dollars — school choice, vouchers, whatever–look no further than Teaneck, NJ.When schools can't open, but restaurants, bars, and busiensses can—something is seriously broken.— D Bash (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 Even if you don't have a child in Public School.Even if you don't live in Teaneck or NJ.This should be shared. We are all a part of this system and it desperately needs to change.— D Bash (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 One important note that makes this all the worse. This 5-4 was passed during a lame duck session where the members who voted to close have nearly all been voted out in January. This was a needless last minute show of force to Teaneck parents and children. Tragic. 💔— D Bash (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 What do you think? Related Share this:TweetMoreEmailPrintShare on TumblrPocketLike this:Like Loading... Previous PostStudents are Collateral Damage In Camden Union Prez’s Fight to Save Union Jobs Next PostHow Disproportionate Is New Jersey’s Rate of School Suspensions?