As pandemic lockdowns continue to ease (and in some cases, recommence...) around the world, many are debating whether it's a good idea to send children back to school.
Some argue that keeping schools shut would harm children, while others argue there's no way to re-open without infecting some students and teachers. A recent Reddit thread asked teachers and school employees to share how they felt about it, and there was a wide range of responses. Here are some of them.
In the UK (English) Secondary Schools are are due back in full in September with no expectations of social distancing and very little guidance for risk assessment. I work in the worst affected borough of London where huge numbers of our kids have lost family members. Over 50% of kids live in poverty, we have the highest levels of gang crime, radicalisation, sex trafficking, child abuse, and neglect, and only around 5 - 10% of kids in classes have had access to internet for remote learning since we went into lockdown in March.