Letter: Shouldn’t kids have a say on reopening?

Published: 8/6/2020 12:01:28 AM

I’m 10 years old, typing from my mom’s computer. Both my parents are teachers and I’m hearing about all these adults making decisions about school, but kids aren’t getting a say in any of it, when we’re the ones who will have to sit through it.

It feels really confusing that Gov. Sununu is frustrated with schools for going remote, and was especially mad at Pembroke, where my dad teaches, but isn’t giving any schools plans for people to be safe. He isn’t thinking about people like me, who are only going into the fifth grade and are feeling super stressed out that my family and I are going to get sick because we don’t have a good plan.

Sununu had said that teachers weren’t giving different options a chance, but I’m not sure what he means by that. That we’re not giving it a chance to see how many kids will get sick? I don’t know what other people think, but that just seems a little too risky to me.

I want Sununu and all the other adults in charge to remember that even if there is only half the class or something like that, kids are very social, and we’re not going to remember to social distance and stay 6 feet apart.

All I want right now is for us to change our mind-sets a little bit and have a better plan, because if we don’t do that soon, cases in the United States are going to spike real quick, and by then there won’t be a good plan to stop it.

RILEY MOORE JAHN

Webster


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