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School Wasn’t So Great Before COVID, Either

Erika Christakis – The Atlantic |

If the parental frustrations kindled by pandemic schooling can be converted into political energy, that could ultimately yield much-needed reforms in both schools and their surrounding communities, the health of which is essential to children’s growth. As we muddle through the COVID-19 era yearning for a return to something close to normal, we shouldn’t squander this occasion to imagine how much better “normal” could be.

Erika Christakis is an early-childhood educator and the author of “The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need From Grownups.”

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