Students are Collateral Damage In Camden Union Prez’s Fight to Save Union JobsNovember 17, 2020How Disproportionate Is New Jersey’s Rate of School Suspensions?November 18, 2020 Show all Teaneck Dad of Special Needs Son Bemoans Last-Minute Decision To Reverse School Reopening By Staff Writer at November 17, 2020 Topic Local Tags Individualized Education Plan (IEP)Remote InstructionSchool ClosuresSchool Safetyspecial educationStudents with Disabilities A thread:I rarely post about this sort of stuff but I feel compelled.My 4 year old son is in a Teaneck public school. He has an IEP for services.Schools were supposed to reopen next week.Last night–yes, last night–the board voted 5-4 to remain closed.— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 He currently gets two 15 zoom sessions and all of his therapies via zoom. Yes, Occupational Therapy via zoom. It's basically worthless.Teaneck Board of Education is running a masterclass right now in public schools lack of responsibility to the actual children in its system.— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 This morning the Teaneck Super intendent sent the following email. He actually did not vote for this measure but he didn't stop it either.The measure was brought to motion by @VictoriaCWA, a Teaneck Board of Ed member.This is a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/7mSdudU0Ds— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 Yes, I am so impressed with my son's teacher.But, no this is not acceptable.Here's the bottom line: Our public schools are broken. They are not thinking about the children in the system. They do not have any clear standards on how to open or close. It's broken.— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 If you were looking for a reason to advocate for other ways to spend our local educational tax dollars — school choice, vouchers, whatever–look no further than Teaneck, NJ.When schools can't open, but restaurants, bars, and busiensses can—something is seriously broken.— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 Even if you don't have a child in Public School.Even if you don't live in Teaneck or NJ.This should be shared. We are all a part of this system and it desperately needs to change.— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 One important note that makes this all the worse. This 5-4 was passed during a lame duck session where the members who voted to close have nearly all been voted out in January. This was a needless last minute show of force to Teaneck parents and children. Tragic. 💔— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 12, 2020 Share Staff Writer Related postsMarch 15, 2021JAMES: You Do Not Need Permission to Demand Better Public SchoolsRead moreJanuary 6, 2021Paterson Public School District Regains Local ControlRead moreDecember 10, 2020School Superintendents: Parents Are Endangering Schools By Not Saying "No" to ChildrenRead more Comments are closed.