If you live in Lexington, KY or know anyone who does, odds are that your social media feed exploded this afternoon after the announcement was made that Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS)will begin the 2020-2021 school year with NTI.  For those of you new to the game, that stands for Non-Traditional Instruction and means that students will not be going to school in-person, and instead will be learning online. 

One of my favorite things to do whenever there’s a controversial news story is to read the comments on Facebook (If you haven’t read the FCPS comments section on snow days you have been doing yourself a disservice).  People lose their minds, and it is always entertaining.  I decided to peruse the various media outlets posting of today’s decision to see what I could find. Here are the Top 10 comments I found…

 #10:  

Well, that is one way to look at it.

 #9: 

I must have missed the memo there was a Mostly Crap class I could have taken in school.

 #8:

This is a good point.  Parents were given 3 options to vote on, none of which were full-time online.  What if every business operated this way?  “Would you like fries or a baked potato with your steak?”  “Baked potato, please.”  “I’ll bring you spaghetti.”

 #7: 

How dare you disparage Lunchables!  Nothing was more exciting when you got to school and saw your mom had packed one in your lunch box.

 #6: 

I may be out of breath from reading this, but I too would like to sign up for the public schools pay my bills option.

 #5: 

If my math skills are correct, that is 20 cents total. Which I think is equivalent to the amount of money teachers get for supplies in their classrooms.

 #4: 

 Breaking news:  Kids like playing games.

 #3: 

Agreed. We don’t need anything without a drive-thru.  Shut down the hospitals and doctor’s offices too.

 #2: 

Is this a secret Facbeook account that Matt Bevin uses?  And here I was thinking teachers were getting paid for lesson planning, attending conferences, spending all summer getting their classroom ready, grading papers during all their “free” time, chaperoning activities, coaching extracurriculars, calling parents, emailing parents, meeting with parents, finding ways to motivate their students, building relationships with their students, and actual teaching.

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 Commenter #1: 

Commenter #2, replying to Commenter #1:

Commenter #1:

I’m at a loss for words.  The title of the article explicitly said kids weren’t going back in person.  But thank goodness someone clarified that for this poor soul.