I have never been happier to not be in school and not be a parent. 2020 is a chaotic year when it comes to school thanks to a global crisis called the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools are trying to reopen in person while others are committing to online learning. And both solutions seem to be disasters in their own ways. These tweets illustrate the total chaos of being back at school in 2020. I do not envy these people one bit.

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If the first item on your to-do list is to make a to-do list, and you didn’t even get to that, you know things are out of control. This poor teacher is not alone in being overwhelmed and stressed out. Maybe there’s some consolation in that fact.

Anyone who thinks that online learning is any easier than in-person school can sit down right now. The unreliability of technology is already messing everything up. 

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This is so bizarre. Teachers are virtually taking their new students around the school that they can’t be in. “Here’s the library. We could have had a lot of fun reading books in there. Here’s the gym. Would have been nice to be able to run around in there.” I can’t imagine the kids feel good about this.

Some people dress up once school is over, others collapse on the bed and go to sleep because online learning is exhausting and weird and the entire world is on fire. Speaking of which…

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I believe the word you’re looking for is, “Yikes.” It’s too true. How do we expect kids to return to learning, whether online or in person, when the rest of the world is a disaster zone. Kids are perceptive. No matter how much you try to protect them, they pick up on these things and it affects them.

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This is too funny. Sometimes, no matter how weird and different school is, kids and still kids and they’re little stinkers. I would be a terrible teacher because I would probably burst into tears and yell, “I’m doing the best that I can!” if a child asked me this three weeks into classes.

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Figuring out how to do school online isn’t just hard for teachers and kids but parents too. That confused, frustrated look on their faces is highly relatable. I feel for everyone who has to deal with school in any capacity right now.

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Many schools and colleges are using a hodge-podge approach to dealing with school and COVID-19, only quarantining those who were definitely exposed. At this school, classes hadn’t even started before they had a COVID outbreak. This does not bode well for the rest of the year.

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Kids who had trouble staying awake and attentive in actual school are definitely having a hard time adjusting to attending school three feet from their bed. I get it. I mean, it’s right there.

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If you think online learning is somehow more lenient and easier thank in-person school, think again. I can’t articulate why, but I think it’s probably so much worse to get notified by email or chat message about new assignments than it would be if you were in person and a teacher was just telling you about them. 

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