Parents, students, teachers rally for Wake County students to return to class
WRAL's Leslie Moreno was at a rally for Wake County students to return to in-class learning. The rally was held at the Wake County Public School System's headquarters in Cary.
RAILING TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY. GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I AM DEBORAH MORGAN. >> I AM GERALD OWENS. A FOCUS ON EDUCATORS AND FAMILIES REMAINS ON TURNING TO THE CLASSROOM. THE PLAN APPROVED EARLIER THIS WEEK ALLOWS HIM TO RETURN BEGINNING LATER THIS MONTH. AT LEAST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OUR HOME. CONCERNS BROUGHT TO SCHOOL LEADERS TONIGHT. >> Reporter: WE ARE HERE AT THE WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM HEADQUARTERS WERE PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF TODAY TO RALLY, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, THIS IS A LOOK AT SIGNS THE LETTER AT THE ENTRANCE. ABOUT 200 PEOPLE GATHERED HERE TODAY AROUND THE 5:00. FAMILIES WANT TO CHILDREN TO GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM. PARENTS SAY THEY ARE NOTICING CHILDREN'S GRADES AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH SUFFERING. WHAT STUDENT I SPOKE WITH SAYS HE FEELS LIKE HE IS NOT GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION. HE SAYS ONLINE LEARNING BROUGHT TOO MANY CHALLENGES. >> I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. I THINK WE CAN WEAR MASKS AND KEEP OUR DISTANCE. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GO SEE MY FRIENDS AND TEACHERS. BECAUSE I LIKE SCHOOL, LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE, IT'S JUST, PROBLEMS WITH THE COMPUTERS AND STUFF. I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER TO DO IN-PERSON TEACHING . >> Reporter: PARENTS TELL ME