By Edward Achorn
The science is crystal clear. Children should return to school in the fall. They are remarkably safe from catching COVID-19 and from spreading it.
Cheating them of an education and social development again this fall would be incredibly cruel.
Yes, the news media have scared many people out of their wits. Polls find many parents are terrified of sending children to school. Teachers unions and other political entities hope, as always, to exploit these fears to advance their own interests.
But I pray it is still possible for parents and leaders to muster enough courage and decency to focus on children. Young Americans need thoughtful and well-informed adults on their side.Continue reading →