Since the economy can’t reopen until schools reopen, teachers hold leverage beyond the educational realm.
One school district nixed a proposed pilot with a Koch-backed microschool, but the model is spreading amid the pandemic.
All over the country, school districts have been utterly abandoned.
The push to reopen has been denounced by education advocates as an attempt to weaken the public education system.
While kids are less likely to get sick from COVID-19, risks of being hospitalized or dying from the disease still exist.
Most Americans don’t want kids to return to classrooms yet, according to a poll from earlier this week.
Many of the nation’s largest school districts do not reach the threshold for reopening that epidemiologists recommend.
The more people students and staff interact with — and the longer they interact — the greater the risk of COVID spread.
The measure could affect hundreds of thousands of students whose universities have paused in-person classes.
DeVos reportedly told governors that the health risks of COVID should not deter them from reopening schools.