Schools Walk the Tightrope Between Ideal Safety and the Reality of Covid

California mom Megan Bacigalupi has had enough. She wants her kindergartner and second grader back in their Oakland classrooms. This story also ran on USA Today. It can be republished for free. But the coronavirus is spreading too quickly to open schools in Alameda County, based on the current state standards. And the local teachers union hasn’t agreed to go back — even after teachers have been vaccinated. So she expects her kids will be logging on to school from home for a while. “The impediments to opening are just too great,” said Bacigalupi, who is lobbying California lawmakers to establis…

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