CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield says that K-12 schools are among the “safest places” from the pandemic kids can be and should remain open (CDC Director: Schools Among ‘Safest Places’ Kids Can Be, Closing Schools An ‘Emotional Response’ Not Backed By Data (dailywire.com)). Yet NYC just closed schools to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. NYC has the largest school system in the country and is sending over one million kids home to do distance learning at least until after Thanksgiving. Data prove that virtual learning, especially for low-income children, is a disaster.
As a result of the closing, families are expected to make sudden adjustments after being able to go back to work with their children in school. How do they suddenly find child care—or do they miss work and necessary income to stay home?
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