The Reopening Question: Is It Safe?

Diane Ravitch's blog

There is one basic principle that must be honored in deciding whether and when to reopen schools: SAFETY FIRST.

No child or teacher or staff member should die because of a rush to reopen.

NBC News reported:

WASHINGTON — As the calls from the White House to fully reopen schools grow louder, evidence continues to pile up to show that scenario is unlikely to happen, at least not on the national scale President Donald Trump desires. That’s not because state and local officials aren’t trying, but because the spread of the virus is beginning to overwhelm even the best-laid plans.

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, for example, had been working on a blueprint to reopen schools in August as part of a long and delicate process. But with the virus now surging across Texas, the outbreak may make the decision for him.

“Initially I thought we would…

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