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COVID-19 and school openings are a dangerous mix. Don’t force us students to risk it.

NBC News Think | Sadie Bograd

The inability of our policymakers to grasp a concept that a fifth grader could understand is highlighting something students have known all along: Our voices matter. As the direct recipients of education, we deserve to be included in decisions that impact our everyday lives. The public officials determining what school will look like during a pandemic need to listen more to public health experts — but also to students, who spend over 30 hours a week experiencing firsthand the impacts of their policies.

Sadie Bograd

Sadie Bograd is a high school senior in Kentucky and a reporter for the Press Corps at Student Voice.