Metro parent group frustrated with virtual learning

Posted at 10:37 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 00:17:04-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Parents frustrated with virtual learning are demanding answers from Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Dozens of parents with the group PROPEL rallied Thursday evening. They say thousands of students are struggling with virtual learning, and that some were not given all the tools they need to succeed, like laptop chargers and passwords.

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MNPS board members and director announced earlier this week it would continue with virtual learning through the start of October.

The executive director of PROPEL says it's crucial the district get virtual learning right.

"We have to get this right. We don't know when COVID-19 is going to leave and when we don't know when we'll be able to go in full time in person. It's crucial we get virtual learning right," said PROPEL Executive Director Sonya Thomas.

PROPEL parents say they do support the decision to put students and staff first by making sure people don't go into the schools with COVID-19.