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MCPS Online Better Emergency Lessons/Lift Lesson Ban

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If you're an MCPS student, you know how frustrating the emergency lessons on MyMCPS Classroom (Canvas) are. There are tons of courses missing, incoherent review work, meaningless prompts with no actual work, and sometimes completely unreadable practice problems (they fixed this later, but it still reeks of rushed work). And to top it all off, they have officially BANNED the teachers from creating additional lessons. This means we have to deal with the county-provided lessons that don't keep up at all with what we're learning. I want us to voice our concerns. Allow our teachers to give us relevant work while the county works on a better remote-teaching system.

UPDATE (Wensday, April 1): I have received word from an MCPS teacher (whom, for privacy purposes, I will not name) that MCPS won't allow video on a video conference. This makes no sense whatsoever. The only reason I could possibly think of is that they don't want kids with homes that are inadequate or don't have homes to show their situation. However, teachers are using Zoom. If you are unaware, Zoom has a feature that allows you to mask your background with another image. This protects those kids. In fact, this might go against the regulations MCPS is trying to follow with this. These are available here for home accounts (https://bit.ly/MCPSviolations-home) and here for school accounts (https://bit.ly/MCPSviolationsSchool). This is really, really impractical. You want to stabilize our mental health, MCPS? Allow us to see our friends, even if it's online. At least unblock google meets and student-to-student emails.

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