How to Reopen Schools - Getting Back to Normal-ish | The Daily Social Distancing Show

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After nearly a year of remote learning, kids are itching to go back to school, teachers are fighting for vaccines like it’s the Hunger Games, and parents want to open schools no matter what. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #Coronavirus
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  • bro i don't wanna go back to school. I don't understand shit and i cant cheat on in person tests as easily

  • according to npr, rich whites is the largest group pushing for reopening. all other whites are 50/50 and minorities are overwhelmingly opposed to reopening until schools are safe.

  • I don't get why all the blame is pinned on the teachers. They don't control the opening and closing of schools. In South Africa our kids are already back at school, they all went back last year just after winter. So it baffles me how the CDC is still struggling to find a way to get kids back in school. My nieces and nephew go to school every second day because the schools have a schedule that groups the kids in order to maintain social Distancing. Before schools opened, buildings were cleaned, classrooms were rearranged to have less desks in order for the grouping system to work, and masks, sanitisers and all the things needed for Covid regulations were provided for the schools. What exactly is so difficult for the CDC and the education department to figure out that now parents who are tired of their kids are blaming the teachers for?

  • 8:03 that’s hilarious, as if they don’t just teach us “sex is bad, don’t do it ever, and the more you do it the less you will be worth to your future husband”

  • As someone who took plenty of online classes during K-12, its not difficult to pay attention on a online class, you just dont have parents who care enough to make sure you do your school work bc their too busy ranting on facebook about how to virus isnt real and they shouldnt have to deal with their kids

  • The expensive periodical evidently x-ray because brace micrencephaly detect against a next minister. warlike, unbiased peak

  • Can someone check on the kid who claimed their couch was difficult and intense? Sounds like there is child abuse going on at home. No one's home should ever be described as difficult and intense. Ngl the adults are failing them. There is no way school is harder when you don't have to leave your couch or be in the room with kids who may be bullies. So obviously the failure is on the teacher's side and the parents side. No the children's side.

  • Why people complaining??? I would love to work from home 🏘️ That way i don't have to deal with assholes on the outside

  • Homeschooling for the rest of my youngest child's academic career looks better by the day....

  • There should b a reserved teacher group for corona virus and and any virus out break!! With double pay check.. lol

  • Our teachers in our town are all getting vaccinated this week so schools can open again.

  • Are we ignoring that states like Florida have had their schools open since August?

  • All the gov teachers wants to keep the school shut while private ones wants to open

  • School doesn’t have to reopen for all children but can’t there still be an exception for special needs kids? Kids with severe autism need in person learning for development like my brother. Learning online isn’t the same for him and being stuck at home has caused him to progress backwards. I know everyone is scared and wants to stay alive but I want my brother to be treated like a human being and get the learning experience he deserves.

  • Wakanda forever

  • Trevor Noah is an unconscionably ignominious narcissist and a rotten stench-emitting pitiful sideshow freak.

  • Hi Trevor, I like what you do but I would like to ask you a favor would help a sister by giving her some hoodies plz 😊

  • To the selfish self centered entitled "parents" of America: make sure to sign a waiver to NOT be admitted to an icu because your dumbasses want to UNSAFELY reopen schools again. Keep babysitting your kids. PeriodT.

  • Our school had all the teachers vaccinated before they opened it up.

  • Told my 8th grade daughter about the whole “smelling better than a class full of eighth graders,” and she said her teacher burns a candle in the room.

    • I’ve seen some teachers that use air diffusers in their classrooms.

  • Mental health! Yes! My youngest became almost suicidal. He’s 8. No 8-year-old should be questioning why he exists.

  • Our private school opened end of January for second semester. It’s a large building with small classes in big rooms, so it’s working well. But it costs us. We can afford it. But living in one of the worse 5 counties in Oregon for Covid numbers, I can understand why public schools are struggling. They have opened for 2-days-a-week in-person with kids alternating days, and that is helping. I just know that my two boys needed to be back in the classroom. I haven’t been able to do much homeschooling thanks to depression (which the pandemic has worsened), and they need their friends. I’m so grateful we have this opportunity. And I feel bad for parents who still have it rough.

  • They'd have to cut the population of schools by half to do that.

  • OMG why do people always end up blaming the teachers!?

  • Imagine living in a society where kids and parents don’t want to hang out....that’s peak capitalism. And it’s disgusting.

  • Parents shouldn't have their children by their side while they are complaining to teachers like that....

  • It sounded like hell take this little shit. I don't want to be responsible for my children's upbringing. it's the teacher's job. America: Pays less for their teacher and education as a whole. Also America: What are we paying you guys for?

  • Reopening schools during the state of this pandemic is a terrible idea. God bless these teachers for refusing to go back, not wanting to put them and their families health at risk just so a bunch of kids can not be cooped up in the house anymore. You can’t make a teacher’s decision for them if you aren’t in their shoes and have no idea what they would have to go through if school’s actually reopened. I’m sure kids would survive waiting a few for more months for more of the U.S and the teachers to get vaccinated so that they feel more comfortable. Without teachers, there would be no schools or places for kids to learn. So their opinion matters the most. Not a bunch of selfish, angry parents.

  • My mom teaches in a district that reopened months ago and they have been struggling with several students missing class (due to being sick or having sick family members) and several teachers and administrators missing work (same reason). In fact, it was so bad a couple of weeks ago that my mom said the principal was teaching a super-class of students (multiple classroom's-worth) in the gymnasium because they were missing so many teachers. She, herself, has gotten sick twice already with covid-like symptoms and it's scary! STOP BLAMING THE DAMN TEACHERS AND WEAR YOUR DAMN MASKS, PEOPLE

  • Here is my opinion. I am a teacher and I really do try to see both sides of this issue. Teachers want a safe work environment and everyone wants the kids back. Learning online is not ideal but students and teachers do all they can to make it work. Where is the coverage for that? Why continue to make this a political issue? And for what? I don't buy our leaders and politicians when they say we must do what we can for children, which includes reopening our schools. As long as school is so important now, why end there? Let's talk about how broken the American school system is? How that relates to our nation's systemic racism. How we are the wealthiest nation on earth and funding for education has repeatedly been cut for decades! When schools are reopened will parents stand with us when we have real issues to debate and fight for? Will our politicians pass laws that actually benefit or recognize the inequities of our school system. This means doing everything you can for students. No matter what happens, as a teacher, I will do what is needed. At the end of the day, teachers will continue to make it work no matter what. If we're gonna talk about schools, please continue to talk about schools. Not just when it's convenient.

  • Takes care of bullying

  • See this is the shit that would make me quit my job as a teacher. There are better careers that have less issues and pay better. Being a teacher requires a level of love

  • Bro I just want things to go back to normal

  • I'm from texas and I've been vibing at school in person since september

  • As a parent, I am sorry for what others are saying. Ultimately, it is not the teachers that are responsible for school coming back into session, the same way that grocery clerks are not responsible for the opening and closing of your local Supermarket.

  • Can't compromise safety for comfort. It'll just be a never ending cycle until we get the pandemic under control first. Feel bad for the kids bc adults didn't take those initial actions to contain the virus, so they have to suffer. It's unfair to them, but necessary that they stay home for now.

  • Teachers are nothing but overpaid nannies

  • GIVE OUR TEACHERS THE 225% RAISE THEY DESERVE - maybe we'll see a change then... who knows anymore though.

  • *CONGRATULATIONS* to Trevor Noah for finally showing what type of person he really is in his latest promo commercials for his so-called show. He tells us we should “ROAST CORONAVIRUS SO HARD” He states coronavirus you got so many zits it looks like your exfoliating with pizza crust. Then. The coronavirus starts to cry and Trevor feels sorry for what he said to the coronavirus and says “ AHH, I FEEL BAD NOW” Unfortunately, this is not comedy. This is exactly how Trevor really feels about a Covid Virus that has Led to the following. *HE FEELS BAD ABOUT OFFENDING CORONAVIRUS WITH THE BELOW ATROCITIES THAT HAVE OCCURRED TO ALL OF HUMANITY AND OUR FAMILIES* A dramatic loss of human life worldwide. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating: tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty. The pandemic has decimated jobs and placed millions of livelihoods at risk. Nearly half of the world’s 3.3 billion global workforce are at risk of losing their livelihoods No income means no food. Border closures, trade restrictions and confinement measures have disrupted domestic and international food supply chains in which we all suffer. PLEASE WAKE UP AMERICA People like this who have a voice to millions of people worldwide should not have the ability to continue to have a platform as the LATE SHOW to spew his one-sided agenda to the masses. Trevor. As well as many other public figures in similar positions need to be held accountable for their one sided globalist views based on their beliefs and not be so closed minded that there are others who believe differently and that’s ok. That’s why we live in AMERICA and have law and a CONSTITUTION that our country was founded upon. Fortunately for Trevor. Since he is such a beloved character for the globalist agenda his past exploits were quickly squashed by the globalist in which he works for within BIG MEDIA. NOTE: A lot of people have not seen the real Trevor and have not forgot his past. Its funny that in such a CANCEL CULTURE we live in now he wasn’t cancelled long ago for his supposed offensive/hateful comments which were much more offensive than the majority of the unfortunate cancelled individuals of today. WHICH, by the way means anyone who speaks derogatory towards the left and their agenda who does not agree to their personal opinions. If you do. You are deemed a liar, conspiracy theorist, white supremacist or domestic terrorist. His show is supposed to be an Award-winning program that examines the day's biggest news stories in politics, pop culture, entertainment, sports and more. That description is the furthest from the truth. The show is simply about a puppet who is would be clinically deemed Self-Absorbed. Remember folks TREVOR SAYS YOU MUST TRUST SCIENCE. So, here is the clinical description of a Self-Absorbed person which is simply another term for a narcissistic personality. They are always on the defensive. They do not see the world from another person’s eyes. Anyone who opposes his views. They don’t see the big picture. A self-absorbed person thinks the world is just about them. They are imposing. They always think they are superior to others. They are so consumed by their own world and self-image They are extremely opinionated. They hide their insecurities behind a cloak of success. They devalue others. Constructive criticism is okay, but self-absorbed people always take criticism too far and use it as a weapon to allow them to devalue others. They can be arrogant. This is because they feel they are so important and better than every other person. A self-absorbed person can often be egotistical. They hide who they are. coming across as pretentious They are extremely selfish. They think they are great and the world out there is wrong. The previous is just one persons opinion as allowed for by the the Bill of Rights which are the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans' rights in relation to our government. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual-like freedom of speech, press, and religion. NOTE: These rights should not be compromised no matter left or right when given a platform to promote ones-self and their personal beliefs. All issues should be equally presented and considered by all parties involved and not be suppressed/withheld as they are in todays society.

  • yes yes so they can even out the levels like fucking idiots, I wonder if doing school in some kind of virtual reality would work out better then skype like shit but eh I'm not in school and I'm not concerned with it. *When I would visit family and there were too many kids in the house, I used to say the vacation starts when the kids go back to school, and oh man is it so true lol!*

  • some of us don't wanna go back

  • Are these kids out of their minds. The worst thing happened to humanity is school.

  • Talk to me about teachers and grocery workers-- which they undoubtedly are-- being essential workers when you're advocating for them to be paid like they are.

  • That smelling like an eighth grader analogy is so accurate

  • k, with school budgets around here? No air conditioning, barely heat, no paper, no supplies, no books, few teachers, a lot of students, many of whom english is a second language (don't even, you people!), and no nurses, no counselors, no...just no. no nothing, and they did their best even so. Many of them buy the supplies for their students, many parents buy needed supplies. I myself have bought reams of paper, books, a computer lab (don't get too excited, mostly offlease machines), science equipment, sports equipment, art supplies and musical instruments. I sat on the board trying to balance budgets, but there is no money! And you think they are going to get PPE??? Until America changes its attitude on education? The Trumps of this world will ride roughshod over everything this country was supposedly about, because people will not learn to actually think. We need to

  • Didn't the virus spiked last fall when we opened schools?

  • What's the point of opened schools early? Everytime schools re-opened covid cases went up in that area. I feel like having a choice of hybrid learning is the best option. I'd rather wait a few months for virtual/hybrid school so that we can get out of the entire pandemic

  • just be good lil sheep and do what your told

  • Hate to play devils advocate but they make a good point, all the other essential workers are going to back to work despite the fear. If teachers can go out why can’t they teach?

    • Because it isn't essential for education to be in person when we have access to the Internet and devices

  • To the Montgomery county mom: CHILL we go back on the 15th of March and ofc some people befit from being home bc they aren’t getting sick and if teachers don’t want to go back they can either retire or go on payed leave so it’s not like they get a say

  • That lady bitching about the teachers benefitting from working from home with her two kids rights next her listening 😳🤦🏽‍♀️

  • The physiological damage of kids not having appropriate interaction is a huge damaging problem.

    • There are regulations in place there are vacations. When is enough stuff in place enough before the fear porn continues to keep people down. I supported the lock down I support the vaccinations and numbers are down vaccinations are growing giving schools the resources to reopen is the next step. Yes it should be done safely and slowly but it also needs to be done.

    • Better than said kids literally dying

  • I would have no issue with schools opening if they just ALL went by a set standard or schedule. Do you know how complicated it is when you have multiple aged kids going back to in person learning at different schools that have gone with different block and hybrid schedules? OMFG its a nightmare for transport and arrangments. (example, one of mine is half day, one is full day, I have to drop off at 7:45 and 8:50 and pick up at 12:30 and 3:40. handling the logistics and still get ANY of my work done is just plain crazy.) Its also hard when they are opening schools but not providing before and after care. So these parents who now have kids going back are dealing with half days, which makes going to work impossible. Because the kid is in school for about 4 hours, and thats not enough time for a real work shift. Until all schools are back to full time and offering before after care, the economy cant totally open. I know, I get it, teachers and schools are not daycares. But they ARE a location where kids go for 6 hours a day under "normal" circumstances, and schools that offer those care programs give parents an additional time frame so they can go to work too.

  • I'm speaking as a public high school teacher and union member here. First of all, schools have been open. We've been in session since August, albeit on a digital basis. Teachers have been working their butts off to transform their teaching practice over the course of months, if not weeks, in order to meet the demands of virtual learning. Teachers have been educating themselves, not just their students, in the use of virtual tools to help make learning through a computer meaningful. All those individuals saying that teachers need to suck it up or quit are completely disregarding the fact that we are CONSTANTLY working to improve our teaching practice. They are also completely disregarding the few teachers with serious health problems who are at risk of dying if they are infected by Covid. I am back in person at my campus, and I barely recognize half of the adult faces at this school anymore. This is due to all the good teachers that have quit or gone on UNPAID leave because they legitimately fear for their health. To all the parents complaining out there, why don't YOU suck it up with your criticisms and do your part to help? Back us up when we ask for vaccinations. Back us up when we demand fair pay for our hard work.

  • i live in the netherlands and many teachers doesn't like working from home!! another teacher even said that many left and went and work some where else!! working online as a teacher calls for creativity and thinking out the box. so yeah many are actually doing work..

  • *All across the world

  • this is literally the situation here too. our local education sector is also scrambling on how to safely open schools here. as a student myself, I understand it so much. and even the teachers are complaining (I'm FB friends with my teachers, it's a double edged sword lol)

  • Schools need to figure it out how to fix this, what we're doing right now is not working and kids are frustrated, tired, desperate and not learning. Just because kids are at home doesn't mean they should assign extra assignments to keep them busy 20 hours a day. You mentioned 6 hours in school? My daughter spends 10-13 hours a day just trying to catch up with the never ending homework schools are assigning. Thank you Trevor for touching on this subject, it's a problem we have right now and it will make a difference, not a good one, in these children's lives if we don't do something quick!!

  • love that teachers were being revered early in the pandemic, but now its like mad max: two teachers enter, one teacher leaves.

  • Just Vaccinate the kids and Teachers and employees

  • Whatever excuse a parent uses to send their child back to school too early might end up playing, in an endless loop inside their head, as they stare down at a tiny coffin. So I hope the excuse is a good one. They might be hearing it for a long time. And yes, I'm an asshole for saying this. But it seems like there are a lot of parents who need to hear it, if we don't want their children to die :(

  • Bunch of whiners for wanting to open the schools. I’m doing better now that I’m online and I don’t have to deal with anyone until it’s time to work on the performance acting portion of my theatre degree. I love being able to be online and just be in my pjs or doing homework in bed

  • I don't spend 6 hours a day staring at a boring screen. I spend 12 hours a day staring at a boring screen.

  • Reality is finish this school year online (only have 3 months left) and focus on setting up for school reopenings in September when School year begins again. As that would give time for schools across the Nation to adjust for COVID protocols and safety of Staff and Students and there family's.

  • I was in this.

  • I think i like online school better, idk if it's just me

  • They treat teachers like crap and wonder why our education system is falling apart.

  • No way to open schools safely. Its irresponsible. Don't they care if their kids get sick?

  • There is no debate. There is a false narrative created by media corporations to divide the people: the latest gambit? Teachers v Parents on reopening schools. The media seeks far and wide to find a few uninformed parents for soundbites that match their narrative. The problem: most teachers are parents too, with their own learning remotely, on top of trying to teach remotely. Here is what is missing from the narrative: A) teachers want nothing more than to be back in the classroom with your kids. B) teachers know that emergency remote learning is terrible (remember that when you hear about "online degrees") C) returning to school must be safe (example: my librarian has an immuno-compromised child of her own. Reopening school without vaccines puts her child's life in danger. ) some of our students are immuno- compromised. D) we appreciate everything our students' parents are doing E) my district is 21,000 students. My district is hybrid learning. 18,000 are virtual only per parent's request. This is the kicker. The majority of parents don't want their kids in school yet. All the media does is create a false narrative about what people, teachers and parents (and teachers that are parents), want.

  • I wish I had online classes.

  • I work at a public elementary school and it’s been a complete shit show since reopening. Honesty the kids are fine most are well behave enough to wear a mask and not touch. It’s the adults that are unbearable. Most parents have no clue what’s going on and my boss gives them half ass answers. While teachers are working way more than they should.

  • im not a teacher, im not even american, but seeing how bad teachers have it, and add on parents SHOUTING at teachers for a situation they cannot control, is beyond me. im so angry for you guys, these parents are absolutely PSYCHO.

  • I would love for all those parents to have to just sub one class for a few hours. The set up alone would drive them up the wall.

  • Flat out plagiarism 😆😆 another thing schools are supposed to teach those idiots, how to cheat convincingly 👍

  • 😂😂😂😂omg fighting over marginal American education. Ya no.. I'll stick with home school. At least I know my son is getting a education without the propaganda.

  • My children will get home schooled if it becomes mandated. Children don't understand the severity of it all. Its unfortunate but parents think of the choices you make for your children there yours not the government. At the end you will not want to bury a loved one virtually and have that guilt on your hands because of the government decision for a child you birthed.

  • You want to know what's funny guys it's just like Texas and there we don't want to be a part of the USA and now they're having all those issues those parents that tried to go in on those teachers for wanting to be safe and protect themselves and those parents' children would be the same ones who have to call and let those teachers know that their children are in the hospital hooked up to IVs and breathing machines because they have covid. Irony and karma are a very real thing and it just saddens me that people are so pathetic and ignorant that they don't get that.

  • What's sad is his parents aren't mad because their kids aren't back in school and their education is messed up no they're mad because they no longer have a free f****** babysitter

  • Oh Trevor trust I know that educationally they're suffering I have two students who are failing and three are going back and forth between depression and anger depression and anger.

  • I'm tired of MLK's I have a dream speech being the brunt of everybody's freaking sarcasm I don't care if he was a kid that's disrespectful as hell.

  • Good god, y'all. Let's even put aside the straight-up terribleness of the "you're a teacher, your life is forfeit and doesn't matter" mentality. What do these people think is going to happen when kids go to school buildings, bunched up like classrooms require? COVID is just going to find the teachers and stop there? A big difference between a grocery worker and a classroom worker are that diseases don't spread like crazy in a grocery store as they do in a school. And when it spreads through the kids, the kids bring it home and spread it to their family. _ When little Johnny goes to school in the early stages of the flu before symptoms show but it's transmittable, he gets little Timmy sick with the flu. Then little Timmy takes it home and Timmy's whole family gets their rounds with it. COVID will do the same.

  • The pandemic is BS!👎🏿

  • There is no reason for teachers to be in the classroom during a PANDEMIC. Online learning is sufficient for building academic skills, and many teachers have done a wonderful job of providing online classes that stimulate a desire to learn. There are also *gasp* books, or even more shocking, how about parents actually contribute something to their children's education? Take your child to a park and teach them about the plants and animals, that will get them excited about science. Get library books about subjects of interest. Have them count household objects and do math problems with them. It is currently not safe for people to congregate in public. My girlfriend's doctor even warned her it's not safe to enter a grocery store, let alone be in a classroom for 6-8 hours. We know many children have died from covid and related problems, so it's not safe for them, but it's certainly not safe for teachers. No, selfish parents, you cannot kill teachers because you'd rather not raise your own child. Long distance learning is the best for them in light of the virus. If you worry about your child's social development arrange outdoor playdates and sports for them. Don't expect people being paid 30k a year to die because you're a crappy parent.

  • America doesn’t support teachers the same way they don’t support essential- sorry, expendable workers.

  • Vaccinate the teachers. Vaccinate the kids. Vaccinate us all.

  • The contradictory behaviour of American leaders is just astounding. We have multiple more contagious and possibly more deadly variants circulating, making it even more important to stay in lockdown, but we need to open schools and let children mingle which will spread the virus and bring it home to the people who most need to avoid it. WTF?! I am furious with everyone who didn't stay home isolating during the lockdowns because their behaviour prolonged this problem and has led to all these deaths. Their selfishness is why we have variants at all. It would've died out by April if no one had gone out visiting or left home for any reason other than groceries and medical care. But selfish ignorant people have now killed half a million Americans and are creating a situation of perpetual illness. Covid is forever now, they are already admitting the vaccine will be an annual thing, and anyone who refused to wear a mask, refused to wear it properly or went out for any unnecessary reason is to blame.

  • Being Patient Teacher and being a patient parent is definitely a gift, I love seeing my children in front of Zoom with headphones on 😂 but it what it is. I seat their too most times.

  • My kids love being at home with me. But we definitely take breaks, sometimes we take half day or whole day off on a friday. Giving my children Plenty of hugs too. Teachers fears Covid too and some don't want to get vaccinated or pass to their families. Im not angry I just helping my children stay alive.

  • I love teachers. But health safety is very scary, I'm home teaching my home. Because i think it is too soon.

  • #trevornoahisahack

  • #bringbackjonstewart

  • I can say that it is affecting me and my friends mental health

  • Stressed out students = risk for increased suicides. a lot of students need social interaction to learn. NYC, Chicago, and Detroit are opening safely. Imagine how the seniors feel. Suicide, depression, and anxiety isn't cute.

  • Anyone else sick of hearing the word "unprecedented" every day?

  • Open schools in his first 100 days in office? Just in time for June. There are less than 80 days of school left in the school year.

  • My child my choice? You cant say that and be anti abortion. 😂

  • Trevor Noah, thank you for having the guts to defend us from libertarian tax malingerers, and other phony "rugged individuals" who want to blame teachers for their disappointments!

  • I want schools to open but not under these conditions going on with the Pandemic. School hours are too long. The administration should make the school days shorter and exclude the homework! Do not open schools!!! There are children that need to take buses and attend aftercare!! Too many hours with a mask on all that social distancing is unhealthy for the children!! 🤔

  • I'm in high school, and since the pandemic started school has been *so difficult.* I've quite literally started losing my eyesight in one of my eyes because I've been stuck in front of my computer doing schoolwork for so long, and my mom's been scared to let me go see a doctor to get my eyes checked out because we live in a hotspot and doctor's offices are usually swarming with cases. I've become depressed and anxious, and I've lost almost all my friends because it's so hard to keep up communication when your friends go to in-person and you're stuck at home. This ain't a joke guys, GO EASY ON YOUR KIDS!

  • As a teacher who has been working virtually for a year, that clip of the woman saying, "go back to work" has me TRIGGERED.

    • I'm so sorry. Not a teacher and even I was like woah. Stay strong and remember you always have options to pivot in life. You and your family's health is just as important