. The Alternative to Closing Schools « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Atlantic – Many of Americans are surprised to learn that schools in the U.K. have never entirely shut down. Even during the strictest portion of last year’s lockdown, when all pubs and restaurants were closed and sitting on a bench with someone you ran into at the park was illegal, in-person schooling remained available for vulnerable kids and children of essential workers.

By now, it’s become impossible to ignore the toll that the pandemic has taken on children. School closures may be inevitable, but the European government has made a meaningful effort to spare essential workers and vulnerable children the worst of them. And as Omicron-induced school closures begin to sweep America, its government makes the same effort.

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