On Reopening Schools, de Blasio Is Right

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) and Richard Carranza, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, carry bins with supplies during a news conference at New Bridges Elementary School in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 19, 2020. (Jeenah Moon/Pool via Reuters)
For the sake of the kids, teachers should get back to work, as other essential workers have done.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C areful readers will have noted a few points of disagreement between this writer and the presiding mayor of New York City. I find fault with Bill de Blasio over his handling of the coronavirus, his management of the police, his decision to move hundreds of derelicts into hotels in my beleaguered neighborhood, and pretty much everything else he does. If de Blasio’s lips are moving, he’s probably saying the opposite of what I think.

These past two weeks, though, de Blasio has for the first time been standing as tall figuratively as he does in the stratosphere. He is taking action

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