Opinion: U.S. schooling during covid-19 doesn’t deserve a passing grade. Here’s the way

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Washington Post

Oct 15, 12:00 AM

Opinion: U.S. schooling during covid-19 doesn’t deserve a passing grade. Here’s the way forward.

Looking at the national pattern of school choices, it is clear that evidence-based policy is not driving these decisions. In states with high and increasing rates of community spread, many schools are open for full in-person learning — putting economic and political considerations before safety and health. In states with lower community spread, many schools are still remote, allowing a single factor — fear of covid-19 — to drive decision-making, despite low absolute risks of school-based transmission and ignoring the real-world risks of hybrid or remote learning.

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