Trudy Rubin: Why US kids can't go back to school and German kids can

When I reached prominent German journalist Anna Sauerbrey by phone in Berlin she was picking up her son from elementary school.German children started returning to school in July and classes resumed full time in early August. All across Europe, schools are reopening after months of online learning due to the pandemic (with some countries having reopened in April or never shut down entirely).So why do Germans feel safe sending their kids back to school? In large part, says Sauerbrey, because they trust their leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel, a Ph.D. scientist, to give them the straight facts on…

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