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CON: Remote learning is a real drag

It's difficult for students to stay motivated and pay attention during remote learning, especially since teachers have no idea what's going on behind students' screens.
September 28, 2020

When COVID-19 made on-campus learning unfeasible, the idea of remote learning was brought up as a solution - a solution that the district has continued to use up to the present day. Remote learning...

PRO: There are benefits to online learning

One of the main benefits of remote learning is students can actually sleep in.
September 28, 2020

What students originally saw as an extra week of spring break last March turned into the San Ramon Valley Unified School District starting the school year completely online. This decision has been a big...

Colleges are ripping students off again

Even though colleges have set guidelines on social distancing, many have been forced to resort to virtual classes for which they're charging the same tuition as in-person instruction.
Many students are paying same tuition or more despite classes being taught virtually
September 28, 2020

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, colleges have lost millions of dollars in funding, forcing them to turn to tuition to help bring in money - even though school is online.  A significant...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes down in history

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She died on Sept.18 at age 87.
Loss of liberal icon could bring major shift in high court's balance
September 22, 2020

Millions of American hearts sank last Friday upon hearing the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had lost her two decade long battle with various cancers.  Ginsburg died of complications...

COVID-19 has canceled just about everything, but the SAT just won’t go away

COVID-19 has canceled just about everything, but the SAT just won't go away
College Board is still doing what they do best, even amid a pandemic: allowing kids to continue with standardized testing
September 3, 2020

COVID-19 Has Canceled Just About Everything, But the SATs Just Won’t Go Away If I have to apply to college during a global pandemic, I’m going to do it with a decent SAT score.    That’s...

Cal needs to go back to full time learning

June 29, 2020

To say the first quarter of online learning was a disaster is an understatement.  While some blame can be put on the quick onset of the coronavirus and school districts’ lack of preparation,...

Hybrid learning is the middle ground

June 29, 2020

One of the many things the coronavirus pandemic has taught me is this: I don’t hate school nearly as much as I led myself to believe. A week into online learning in mid-March had me missing school more...

We should continue with online learning

June 29, 2020

The United States set a single-day record of new coronavirus cases reported on June 24 with 38,115.  The next day, that record was broken, with a national total of 39,327 new cases. The day after...

The murder of George Floyd sparks unrest in the Black Lives Matter movement

Reporter Ricardo Lopez from The Minnesota Reformer was at the site of a protest in downtown Minneapolis when a riot was taking place.
Protests against police brutality, racism have spread like wildfire throughout the country
May 30, 2020

Although the looting that continues to occur after the murder of George Floyd on May 25 is disgraceful, the protests starting in Minneapolis and spreading to cities across the country remain largely justifiable. Because...

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