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Old 03-19-2020, 10:33 AM
 
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Honestly, access to remote learning will be a HUGE problem and obstacle. Equity for students without internet at home is a huge issue. However, we obviously need an alternative. The mindset needs to be how to get these students access to remote learning, not shutting down learning entirely because there are some obstacles.
I get that but in the case of my kids Catholic School, the teacher had them bring home all their work/text books and they get emailed daily assignments. For those without access to email, the teacher is calling them on the phone with the assignment. Back in 1982 when my PSD elementary school’s coal fired boiler went down, we were home for two weeks. The teachers mailed the homework assignments to us. I think the technology crutch, especially when we are talking about basic subjects is an excuse.

Also in that original article, it made the point that some kids at home won’t be equipped to do any school work regardless of technology. (Hite has since tried to change the message on that.) This tells me that the equity issue goes beyond the technology piece. So you can’t call the students on the phone either to communicate assignments and even if you could, their household may be dysfunctional and without a parent to make them do an assignment so they are at a disadvantage to those students who do have involved parent(s). So the solution is no one gets taught anything so we are all equally uneducated….great!
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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As an active, extroverted 24 year old, the closure of non-essential businesses really hurts. I'm the kind of people who absolutely abhors staying indoors. The fact that I can't grab drinks with buddies, do karaoke, take my girlfriend on a date, or any of the other activities that I enjoy brings me down. I get that it is essential to slowing the spread, and I can't be mad to that extent, but I am feeling really down.

I also had to cancel my girl and I's first ever international trip, which we were supposed to take in early April. :/
I'm an introvert and feel this way too. Not that I mind staying home, but I miss spending time with the small communities I belong to and I miss travelling.
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Old 03-19-2020, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Things are going to be scary, economically and health-wise, for the next few months. But ain't much you can do about it but remain calm and carry on.
The whole trick to this is avoiding panic first and get people into the mindset that the sacrifices we are making are worth the effort in the months ahead. It also involves telling the truth. In short, it requires a capable and credible leader, which we sadly lack right now. This would be a good opportunity for our future President Biden to step into the void and let us know what he would do and will do, and how we can join in.
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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IF you were stocked up on everything you need -- for at least two weeks -- would you still go out and shop for food right now....OR use your in-house stock of produce and staples for two weeks, see what the next two weeks bring....and then go out and food shop?

I have at least two weeks worth of food (not including produce).
I'm curious about a shopping strategy....

I tend to be a pack rat and stocker-upper in general. So even before this issue hit, I had YEARS of trash bags, toilet paper and paper towels, tooth paste, cleaning supplies, laundry and dish detergent, copy paper for a printer stocked up. You name a non perishable, I've probably got plenty of it. (I have lots of storage space.)

I'm leaning toward staying in for at least a week and seeing what develops.
I have enough. I plan to go out once a week to pick up a few items. No sense in waiting until I need a lot. Eventually the stock in the stores will stabilize, but we don't know when that will be.
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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I went out this morning to the fresh grocer on Broad Street. Not really packed but some shelves were sparse. The fresh produce was fully stocked but cereal and paper goods were empty
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I went out this morning to the fresh grocer on Broad Street. Not really packed but some shelves were sparse. The fresh produce was fully stocked but cereal and paper goods were empty
At the La Salle store, the bottled water shelves are still empty and the only bread right now is sandwich buns, hot dog rolls and a few loaves of Arnold multi-grain bread, but the chicken and ground beef have been fully replenished. (There's a sale on both 75/25 ground beef and chicken thighs this week.)

Bottled water and chicken are both subject to purchase limits.
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Old 03-20-2020, 04:28 AM
 
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The whole trick to this is avoiding panic first and get people into the mindset that the sacrifices we are making are worth the effort in the months ahead. It also involves telling the truth. In short, it requires a capable and credible leader, which we sadly lack right now. This would be a good opportunity for our future President Biden to step into the void and let us know what he would do and will do, and how we can join in.
He's already said what he would do. He's not waiting for November.
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Old 03-20-2020, 04:30 AM
 
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kyw1060.com has the new list of PA closures. It now includes construction sites.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:49 AM
 
Location: New York City
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kyw1060.com has the new list of PA closures. It now includes construction sites.
What I was afraid of. 1-3 weeks of closures, things will recover. 6 weeks or more is a different story...
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:09 AM
 
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He's already said what he would do. He's not waiting for November.
Unfortunately Biden is half senile and already halfway into the grave, or rather, la la land of dementia.

I also don't have much confidence that he will take the strong steps needed to fundamentally shift America's relationship away from China, remove all the critical supply chains (health related especially) out of China and back to the US and other trusted partners. It's absolutely ridiculous America was prevented by law till a few days ago from making any health masks as they had to be imported from China! Or lead a global coalition to force China to seriously end their disgusting wet markets. I've seen those places. They are brutal. China has a long history of talking the talk and then not doing anything about it.

Not saying I like the fat orange man but Biden isn't giving me any confidence. At all.
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