A campaign called “Urgency of Normal” seeks to bring “pre-pandemic norms” back to the public school system. While the immediate thought that comes to mind is getting rid of mask mandates in schools, the Change.org petition instead focuses on a general and consistent return within the education system.
“Children – and their parents – have shouldered an outsize burden long enough. Restoring normal childhood is a moral imperative, based on the balance of today’s evidence,” the petition’s description reads. “We echo the call of the Urgency of Normal and urge our elected officials to adopt the recommendations made by the the group, using the information provided in their toolkit for parents, students, mentors, teachers and administrators,” it concludes.