Day: July 2, 2020

Teacher: ‘Parents need to go to work’ does not stop covid-19 at school entrance

We hear calls that schools must open, given that millions of students are at risk of not only backsliding academically but also socially and emotionally, with the most concern for at-risk students for whom school is a safe place.

We also hear that parents need to get back to work and can’t stay home teaching their children math remotely, should schools stay closed.

By Mercedes Schneider

When I hear discussions about schools reopening in the fall, I already know what two chief reasons will be offered.

One is that students need to be educated. Of course they do, and as

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