This is related to my prior question Could parents sue a school district to force them to improve their teaching methods?
This one is about whether the following action by school districts and teachers' union (CTA) are illegal, and, whether they are or not, what would be the best way to fight them. This requires a bit of background, so please bear with me.
Our school district published just now, in the middle of school year, the following schedule for "hybrid learning" for elementary school kids:
The kids will be separated into two cohorts; each cohort will attend school for 1.5 hour per day, 4 days a week. That's 6 hours per week of instruction, roughly same as used to be per day.
During other hours the kids will have no guidance whatsoever, they are on their own. Basically homeschooling.
If the parents opts for online learning, the kids will be pulled from their classes and grouped with other online learning kids from different schools and different grades. Meaning there will be zoom sessions with kids from different grades who don't know each other, far worse than what they have now.
This is all very shocking, especially since there are other school districts that are fully open and that the proposal is far worse than even the current situation. It's puzzling why would they do that; however, during discussions with other parents the following came up:
"I am in a nearby district with many teacher friends. This is what they tell me: these terrible schedules and plans for reopening are to detour parents from wanting the reopening! It is arranged to fail, so-to-speak. The teacher unions are working against reopening (for some reason) even if some teachers want to resume classes. I am not saying all teachers agree with the Union tactics, but many do.
All of these tactics are unconstitutional since education is paid for with our taxes. If parents come together and (respectfully/responsibly)
demand the schools open, fully, the districts and unions will have to comply. There is no way around it."
If this is true, if some school districts, under the guidance of CTA, are indeed sabotaging re-opening with deliberately unworkable plans, how illegal is that? What options do parents have to fight them to rectify the problem in a timely manner? I understand from your answers to my previous question that class action suits take forever; what would be more effective methods to resolve this faster, within weeks if possible?