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Open the Schools Already

Florida teachers, whose unions were against their members returning to school, hold a car parade protest in front of the Pasco County School district office in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., July 21, 2020. (Octavio Jones/Reuters)

For all the talk about following the science, it is amazing to me that there is still a debate about whether public schools will open for full time instruction in the fall. We have lots of evidence that hybrid schools hurt kids at home and kids in the classroom too. We have evidence that opening schools does not increase community transmission and that keeping kids home from school doesn’t lower the spread either. We also have lots of evidence of the impact of school-closing on mothers.

There is much more we know about why we should reopen the schools. But I

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