Cobb parents turn out to demand in-person classes for students

Hundreds of parents, students and community members want Georgia’s second-largest school district to offer a face-to-face option for their children in the new school year.

The protesters gathered Saturday at the Cobb County Civic Center to call on Superintendent Chris Ragsdale and the Cobb school board to offer in-person classes alongside virtual learning to students returning to the classroom Aug. 17.

They are circulating a petition calling for the reinstatement of traditional classroom teaching that has received more than 7,500 signatures. The Cobb County School District has about 113,000 students.

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