February 23rd On February 22, local time, a mother in Los Angeles, California, said on the TV show Fox & Friends that she had participated in planning a “Zoom black screen” incident to demand the reopening of schools and face-to-face lectures, because “it is very tight to let children return to school. Forced event”.
According to Fox News, the mother, Cynthia Rojas, said she spoke because she thought that parents were misled by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
“Zoom Black Screen” event began on the 22nd, “it can last as long as it can be”, “we’ve had enough” and that parents “can’t sit back and wait for the United Teachers Association of Los Angeles to close schools under more excuses,” wrote an advertising leaflet.
Rojas stressed that the “Zoom Black Screen” incident “will give feedback to the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles United Teachers Association, who do not provide education for our children.” “Every time I log in to the online course page, I get parents thinking that the association is offering educational courses and there is no need to rush back to school,” she explained.
But we think it is imperative for children to return to school.
In late January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study that if schools take appropriate safety measures, offline delivery is generally safe.
“Local and state officials have not yet created the right conditions for reopening schools and conducting in-person classes, educators have been criticized for protecting students and communities,” said Cecily Miat-Coruz, president of the United Teachers Association of Los Angeles, in a statement.
“We cannot and will not compromise on health and safety issues,” Austin Boytner, president of the Los Angeles Unified School District, stressed in an update from the school community.
Boytner said his goal was to reopen all primary and secondary schools on April 9, but the specific time depends on the availability of vaccines.