The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Here are the results from our last question…
Last week, we asked you the following:
Attention Chonburi Parents/Teachers-Has YOUR school returned to in-person learning? What are the rules? Are you happy with them?
The context around the question was the following:
Are the rules ok with you? Are they too much? Are they too little? Is your school back to session or not? Did you think online learning was worthwhile or not? We want to hear from you, as our editorial staff strongly believes that getting children back in school is important, especially after seven months of closures in the Pattaya area alone. (At least for in-person learning)
Here is what you, our readers, had to say as our editors selected some of the most diverse responses to highlight different points of view. Obviously, we can’t post everyone’s opinion here so selected a variety of the most diverse opinions. As always, the opinions and statements below are the reader’s own and may not reflect those of TPN media. P.S. Since we asked this question, most schools have started (slowly) returning to school this week. There have been minor edits for spelling and grammar only:
HH-Our 7-year-old hasn’t (as you have stated) been to school since late March 2021. A very good private school in Naklua with excellent teachers, however, I am disappointed with the online teaching. He only has 2 1/2 hours of teaching in the morning & 1 hour in the afternoon. My wife (Thai) & I sit with him through most of this to help where we can & to try to keep his attention focused on his lessons. He is a very bright boy & finds most of the lessons very basic & boring. Also, we have a 9-month-old which adds to the distraction of trying to learn at home.
3 1/2 hours online as compared to over 7 hours in-class learning is not sufficient.
The School apparently opened for in-class lessons last week but I am told only 5 out of over 200 students in my son’s year are attending classes, the school is continuing online lessons as well. My wife is concerned with our son having to undergo the PCR tests which is a requirement if attending the school because of the pain she had with the 2 she had to have during her recent pregnancy as well as his possible exposure to the Coronavirus.
I am hoping that we can overcome these problems & get him back into School SOON.
D-I’m going to get some crap for this comment, but I’m just happy to get the kids out of the damn house most days and will accept any rules to do so. I work from home and it’s been a nightmare this past year to stay focused and help the kids with schoolwork, etc while dealing with their boredom during lockdowns.