Opinion: Why Push Public Schools to Open Without Helping Them Open Safely?

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New York Times

Jul 15, 12:00 AM

Opinion: Why Push Public Schools to Open Without Helping Them Open Safely?

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the United States, some public K-12 schools may be able to reopen safely, but doing so will not be cheap. A recent report from the Council of Chief State School Officers estimated that public K-12 schools will need as much as $245 billion in additional funding to open with the recommended protocols in place from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet with local and state budgets strapped, many schools are likely to fall short unless they receive considerable federal support.

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