[ExI] Sweden

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Wed Jul 8 16:18:48 UTC 2020

On Wed, July 8, 2020 12:01, spike jones via extropy-chat wrote:

> I see that the TMA ranked going to school as a 6.  That one is different
> in a way: all these other activities are voluntary.  Kids are compelled to
> go to school.  So… I will hold the line on that: regardless of what the
> government says, it is still too risky in my opinion.   My recommendation
> will stay: when in doubt, hold em out.
> I see what looks like a good compromise: require all public schools to
> offer all online school as an option for those who choose it.  Our local
> school board is offering all-online school this fall.

Spike - you do realize that not-very-rich parents of young children will
be in *big trouble* if there is no regular school?     Someone will have
to stay home to care for the young.

Of course we could set up day-care for school age kids, but ... they may
as well be in school.

My family is running into this problem now: both parents work, I'm in an
"at risk" category, day care is closed & has been for months.  The
lockdown-working-from-home parent's job is opening up again, so there is
nobody to stay with kids who are 10+ years too young to legally be alone
at home. So both parents are presently part-timing to cover childcare, but
that's not going to work long-term.  They stand to lose their jobs, home,
and health insurance, not to mention one state pension.

This is not a good situation.  Anger & fear is building.


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