published in The New Yorker
Should schools reopen or should they remain closed? Should we put faith in our political leaders or in the data that has been reported from other countries? Should we risk opening schools so that children aren't left with months of missing education that can negatively influence their lives for years to come? Or should we worry about the teachers who will risk their lives, and that of their families, to go to in-person classrooms with children whose parents might night be following health guidelines? MacGillis looks deeply at all of these questions.
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