TOMS RIVER, NJ – Remote learning was the way the Department of Education in New Jersey continued school activities while sending children out alone to essentially teach themselves a curriculum normally taught by experienced teachers with advanced educational degrees. Now, especially in high school, 14 to 17 year old teenagers are self-teaching courses such as biology, physics, calculus and chemistry. Many are falling behind, missing grades and some school districts have recognized this and are working with overworked, overstressed students to make sure they don’t fail, even though they’ve been teaching themselves for the past 2 1/2 months.
Now, the Department of Education wants your input on remote learning and to know if you would send your children back to public school in September if it was an option. DOE concerns go from the quality of remote learning to bus safety, classroom health safety and whether or not you would want your child wearing a mask in class all day.
The DOE is now in the early stages of deciding whether or not students will be returning to school in September or continuing remote learning.
What are your thoughts on remote learning? You can fill out the survey here.