(CMR) Rumors are afoot this morning that the government Education Minister will be allowing foreign teachers to take an extended Christmas holiday break of two weeks in January to accommodate traveling abroad. The preliminary announcement was apparently made at a teacher's appreciation event on Saturday.
Local parents will have to then make arrangements for their children to be available to engage in remote learning for two weeks in January.
Irate parents have already begun contacting CMR about the issue which places them at an unfair disadvantage they shared. One parent explained:
“That’s such bull****. Why are they allowing teachers to travel during this pandemic? What if they bring the virus back with them and have to be out longer than the additional two weeks? Also, as parents, we now have to make accommodations for someone to be home with children for that remote learning period of time. We are being forced back into lockdown mode while they get to go overseas and enjoy their time being all over these countries with some of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the world.”
With the government's financial year-end pending and many people just returning to some semblance of normalcy many are questioning the timing of this decision.