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