Opening schools unsafely will not solve any of our problems.
In every case, it will make them worse.
Students don’t learn a lot when their teachers are in quarantine.
Children generally receive less socialization when their parents are hospitalized.
Kids with special needs will receive few accommodations on a respirator.
Childcare is the least of your worries when planning a funeral for a family member.
No matter what need schools usually meet, Coronavirus makes the situation worse.
People propose having in-person classes or hybrid models that mix in-person classes with online instruction.
But from an epidemiological point of view, it makes more sense to keep the buildings closed and provide what we can on-line.
Unless perhaps you live in some secluded county that has had extremely low infection rates for a prolonged period of time.
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