Noelle Trimble’s daughter and stepson are good students who work hard, she said. But this year, the Ball High School and Clear Creek High School sophomores have been challenged by disruptions in and out of the classroom, she said.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

Students who failed at least one class

Field 1 Field 2 Field 3 Field 4 Field 5 Field 6 Field 7
 Percent of students failing at least one class in Fall 2020 Percent of students failing at least one class in 2019
District Elementary Middle High Elementary Middle High
Hitchcock ISD 12 17 26 9 13 17
Dickinson ISD 13 31.6 38 3 8.5 23
Galveston ISD 13.6 34.5 50.5 7.1 12.9 19.8
Santa Fe ISD 2.7 27 28 1.3 12 16
Texas City ISD 16 35 40 15 27 29
Friendswood ISD 0.6 *include elementary and intermediate (Grade 3-5) 4.1 9.4 0.4 1.3 8.7
*Clear Creek ISD did not respond by deadline.

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Wayne D Holt

Kids aren't failing...we are failing kids. If you have any doubts about the incredible hurdles that have been placed in the path to academic success for public school kids, spend some time with a family trying to navigate this disaster with one or more children in a public school classroom.

Teachers who have to work hard to maintain discipline and motivation in normal times were asked to shepherd kids to academic achievement long distance. Answering questions and interacting with them as if they were a chat bot for an online appliance retailer is a wonderful way to alienate kids from learning at a formative time of their life. Many will associate academic structure for the rest of their lives with the chaos and instability we've forced on them.

It wasn't enough to destroy small and medium size businesses and force many parents into hopeless financial straits. We had to make sure the coffin lid was nailed down for an entire generation of children whose rates of virus infection are vanishingly small.

This entire global witch hunt, based upon Big Pharma flim flam and government eagerness to expand their control to even more oppressive levels, is an hysteria that is completely inexplicable to anyone who taken the time to explore the story of how this rolling disaster was launched and is maintained to this day.

I encourage everyone to look closely at the record--not the headlines and CDC press releases--and you will see how far down the rabbit hole we've been led. Early life academics is just one more casualty in the war on reason waged by the Medical Mafia in tandem with government sycophants and sociopaths.

Wayne D Holt

From The CDC conducted a survey of 5,412 people between June 24 and 30 and the collected data on suicides is alarming. Roughly 25% percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 say they've considered suicide because of the pandemic. About 30.9% of the respondents said that they “had symptoms of anxiety or depression” and about 26.3% reported trauma and stress-related disorders caused by the outbreak. Over 13% said that they have used alcohol, prescription and/or illegal drugs to deal with their pandemic-induced stress and anxiety.

The amount of Americans reporting anxiety symptoms is triple the number of this time last year. The CDC reported that 11% of adults surveyed had seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days. The study showed “19% of Hispanics reported suicidal ideation” and “15% of Blacks reported suicidal thoughts.” As it relates to young adults, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, said, “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from [Covid-19].”

Congratulations to all the "professionals" who have wrought this on children and young adults and who continue to promote this insanity. A big shout out, too, to the ever-compliant public that has gone along with this travesty by blindly accepting whatever shouted headline has been thrown at them. Great teamwork...

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