In some states, including Pennsylvania and maybe other swing states, the lines are being drawn. The argument appears to be...guarantee SAFETY for all students, teachers, and everyone that all these people know OR no school for you! Or, make that, no in-person school. But, you can have some "canned presentations and workbooks" for the same price. The dirty little secret is that a lot of these "classes" could be "taught" in a completely SELF ADMINISTERED way, i.e. no teacher required.
During the last downturn under the last president, as millions lost their jobs, Nancy Pelosi was quite glib...she told people to simpley "re-invent themselves." Yes, maybe, become a painter or a writer or whatever you want! Quite close, in reality, to Marie Antoinette telling the people to "eat cake" since "re-invention" is quite unfeasible for many, if not most.
So, why are teachers so hesitant to give up jobs, if they don't want them or can't bear the circumstances, and get out of our kids' way? Money, money, money. It's on parade...it's ALWAYS been union first, kids and parents at the end of the line. Hiding behind the phrase "anything for the children", many communities have been robbed blind by teachers.
Life must go on! Lead, follow, or get out of the way! As in many things, we are desperate for some sensible, common sense leadership in education from the national level on down. But, of course, all this is flowing from the values and power that we have let the union take via their horrible national curriculum....