BEAVERTOOTH, OR—In a viral video posted to social media earlier this week, Grant Elementary School teacher Ellen Binkowski warned her followers that homeschooling is making kids "more stupider."
"The children aren't learning how to read good, they're not learning how to do the plussing and minusing, and they ain't doin' them colors very good," she said in the video that went viral on Facebook and Twitter.
Binkowski's concerns have been echoed by other teachers across the country, who are worried that as kids stay home, their knowledge and abilities will deteriorate. Incensed teachers commented on her video, writing things like "Our students are loosing they're knowledge" and "For all intensive purposes all these kids are getting more and more dumber."
The teachers have begun an online petition calling for schools to reopen and a #PublicSchoolsAreBetterThenHomeschools hashtag.
"We need to do gooder for our childrens," Binkowski concluded.