To the editor:
Hello my name is Rev. Brandon Brockmeyer. I have a son that attends Harnett Primary School. After the first two days of school, I believe it is important for county leaders to hear a parent’s perspective of how things are so far.
If there is a continuation of virtual learning, I feel that they will not receive the proper education that they need to excel further. I know without a doubt my child needs to have in-person instruction. My child is doing the best he can at home, but there are distractions for any child in a home setting.
One thing in particular that concerns me, is that when a child is in need of writing improvement, we are now asking that child to learn how to type on a laptop.
Also, I would like for you and the board to consider the need for social interaction for these children. I make it a practice to tell my son that when someone speaks to him, he must always respond looking at that individual and to make sure he can be heard. The reason I do this is to make sure he is prepared for success in the future. We need to think about the children first.
When children are forced to do virtual learning, it becomes a hardship on parents.
When parents are supposed to be working and trying to provide for their families, now they are required to stay home and for some take a cut in hours or for some quit their jobs.
In my own experience, I can work for home but it seems like I am called on to be a non-compensated teacher’s assistant.
We need children in the classroom, so parents can be the parents they need to be for their families.