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The new normal

This is a discussion on The new normal within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Normal and me seldom come together in the same sentence so I reckon things will continue as is around here....

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    Normal and me seldom come together in the same sentence so I reckon things will continue as is around here.
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    My new normal is exactly the same as my old normal.....others may take objection to that.....that's their problem !!!
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    Joke or not, I fear that many things have changed permanently and all for the worse.

    As far as more kids being home schooled, you might confer with the forced home-schooler parents on that one. I know a couple and they have been going totally nuts trying to do their own work at home AND see that their kids are learning their lessons. It is an enormous challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCC73 View Post
    My new normal is exactly the same as my old normal.....others may take objection to that.....that's their problem !!!
    No objection here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Is this for real or a joke?
    Your gonna need a lot more busses and classrooms.
    Impossible to implement.

    It's definitely not a joke but I can't verify where it came from. However, if you read each line, most of it is things that the CDC and Health Departments are already pushing, especially the daily health checks of students and teachers.
    The school bus rule isn't going to happen because it can't feasibly be done unless they start running 3 or 4 routes both to and from. I don't see how they can restrict communal spaces like the playgrounds. Eating in the classrooms will be a nightmare for teachers who will have to clean up the mess.

    Here's the CDC site and their diagram for school openings...basically they leave it open to interpretation.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...ision-Tree.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    It's definitely not a joke but I can't verify where it came from. However, if you read each line, most of it is things that the CDC and Health Departments are already pushing, especially the daily health checks of students and teachers.
    The school bus rule isn't going to happen because it can't feasibly be done unless they start running 3 or 4 routes both to and from.
    Back in my day, each school had enough buses for each school, so all the schools operated on the same time. Here in FL, schools are on different times, and busses scurry from one school to the next. There's no way the school system would have enough busses to support relays at one school, much less all of them. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
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    Is the long distance spitting contest at the state fairs cancelled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Back in my day, each school had enough buses for each school, so all the schools operated on the same time. Here in FL, schools are on different times, and busses scurry from one school to the next. There's no way the school system would have enough busses to support relays at one school, much less all of them. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
    I think a lot of that has to do with "forced busing". We went to neighborhood schools with kids from the surrounding area. Now many kids don't even live in the same town where they go to school. Social engineering gone horribly wrong, once again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    I think a lot of that has to do with "forced busing". We went to neighborhood schools with kids from the surrounding area. Now many kids don't even live in the same town where they go to school. Social engineering gone horribly wrong, once again.
    Likely. When we moved to FL, my junior daughter was bused to Ft. Pierce to a hellhole of a senior HS with a clueless principal. It was so bad we sent her back to WA state to live with our former neighbor and finish HS at a decent neighborhood HS. I didn't object when my school integrated with the local residents--heck, I knew most of them--but this bussing across an entire county just to meet so drummed-up quota should be banned outright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Back in my day, each school had enough buses for each school, so all the schools operated on the same time. Here in FL, schools are on different times, and busses scurry from one school to the next. There's no way the school system would have enough busses to support relays at one school, much less all of them. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
    The bigger the community, the harder it is do that economically. In order to save money on transportation costs, we have staggered start times that are based on the busing routes for the area. At least at the elementary level. That where we found the flexibility to do that. We have the same buses picking up the older kids and the elementary kids. At different times. The buses cannot handle the capacity to pick up all of the kids on one run. We would need to have an increased fleet size for the company we contract with to get them all at once which would astronomically shoot the price up.

    The middle schools, and the high schools are all started and stopped at the same times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise
    I think a lot of that has to do with "forced busing". We went to neighborhood schools with kids from the surrounding area. Now many kids don't even live in the same town where they go to school. Social engineering gone horribly wrong, once again.
    In Wisconsin we have open enrollment for some schools. Should you choose to send your child to a school other than the one in your neighborhood then you are responsible for handling the transportation costs. We do not have that issue. Well, outside of Milwaukee which operates under its own rules. That city has many exceptions to rules, and far more problems than the rest of the state. Liberal run craphole.
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    Another new normal, companies going under. Hertz filed for bankruptcy.
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    These thoughts pretty much mirror my own, courtesy of Greg Ellifritz:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdprof View Post
    Terms we need to be expunging from vocabulary:

    new normal

    social distancing

    we're in this together

    (feel free to add more)
    "vulnerable population"

    (I'm in my seventies, and I'll challenge anyone who calls me "vulnerable" to a five-mile race followed by a game of concentration.)

    "Vulnerable?" HA!

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    FYI- Running the "reported" numbers of US-wide confirmed cases and deaths (CDC Stat) gives a death rate of 5.99%. Make of that what one wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Here's the real guidelines for schools...why bother opening back up?

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    The folks who wrote that never met kids, did they?
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