Portland Teachers Union Proposes Students ‘Teach Themselves From Home’ One Day per Week

Portland Teachers Union proposes students ‘teach themselves from home’ one day per week

The Portland Teachers Union asked to cancel in-person classes for high school students once a week beginning after winter break to help educators and students “adjust to the stresses” of returning to the classroom since the start of the pandemic, according to The Oregonian .

In a proposal last week, the Portland Association of Teachers explained that the designated day-off from in-person instruction would allow them more time to prepare lesson plans while students “teach themselves” from home, presumably online.

The Teachers Union also proposed that students in grades K-8 would either arrive two hours late or be sent home two hours early to give teachers more time to prepare lessons. The union alleges that teachers are struggling to develop plans that make up for lost learning because of the pandemic.

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