No Stars for STAARS

RECEIVED Tue., Dec. 8, 2020

Dear Editor,
    Do I even need to say that STAAR EOC Re-Testing during a pandemic isn’t safe and is absurd? That shuffling people around in an already social environment during a pandemic is risking all of our lives? Let’s switch up teachers' classrooms and students and germs! Great idea! Bars just shut down in Dallas and we’re still EOC-Retesting? This makes no sense and is really dangerous. I’m genuinely scared to come to work tomorrow as I’m sure everyone is. I encourage everyone to call in sick tomorrow and stand up to this stupidity! If the EOC retesting goes anything like our fire and safety drills where we aren’t social distancing, we are in trouble.
    And the problem isn’t with me and that I’m sending these emails. The problem is that you are endangering our lives and refuse to admit it, or protect us! That you keep pushing for everything to be the way it was pre-pandemic instead of protect us. Things need to limited to stop contagion. If bars aren’t safe then neither is STAAR Retesting! If you can’t tell us our schedules because people are quarantined and sick, then we probably shouldn’t be testing! Common sense goes a long way. I’m whistleblowing to try and stop people from getting sick! Toot toot!
Linda Marie Martinez
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