In a recent episode of his radio program Honestly Speaking, social commentator and local Pastor Claude Skelton Cline, pleaded with officials to find a solution to the Covid-19 pandemic as it concerns education and to include giving students face-to-face time in school and not just online learning.
Cline who was at the time addressing the instant reverting to online schooling whenever cases surge in the territory said, “We are going to reap the whirlwind if we don’t get our act together with our education by ensuring that our children are in school.”
Not effective in the Virgin Islands
Speaking on what he calls its ineffectiveness in education within the Virgin Islands, Skelton Cline said, “This online nonsense does not work. Don’t try to convince me otherwise. I hear too many reports that put our children at a complete disadvantage.”
Is online schooling being properly calculated?
Cline eluded to the long-term ramifications of online schooling and its overall impact on the generation of students forced into this learning form, additionally questioning whether the effective roll-out of online schooling is being properly calculated by officials.
“The more days we keep our children out of school, the further behind they are left.”
Cline also encouraged education personal to be vaccinated.
Since the recent surge of cases in the Virgin Islands, the Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Education announced the reverting to online schooling. It is unclear how long the online schooling method is excepted to last.