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Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes found out the hard way that teaching is a hard job, after homeschooling her six-year-old son for less than two hours.
“Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes,” Rhimes wrote on Twitter. “Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week.”
Obviously, Rhimes was kidding, but the school closures mean major disruptions for working parents.
Schools across the country have been closed due to the widespread virus, and parents are struggling to keep their young ones pre-occupied. A warning from school officials indicated that children might be forced to remain home until the next academic year, which means that parents will be forced to find more creative ways to keep the kids entertained.
CNN reports that Florida has canceled all tests for the year, Kansas has decided to keep schools closed and that Arizona plans to announce the suspension of makeup days.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced at a news conference Tuesday that she was issuing an executive order to close all state-accredited schools — including public, private and parochial campuses, through the spring semester.
“This was not an easy decision to make,” Kelly said. “It came after close consultation with the education professionals who represent local school boards, school administrators and local teachers. These unprecedented circumstances threaten the safety of our students and the professionals who work with them every day, and we must respond accordingly.”
In California, the state advised that similar guidelines could be on the way.
“Don’t anticipate schools are going to open up in a week, please don’t anticipate in a few weeks,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. “I would plan and assume that it’s unlikely that many of these schools, few if any, will open for before the summer break.”