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The Messy Path to Reopening Public Schools

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Parents and students protest in support of reopening schools during a sit-in at Berkeley's Thousand Oaks Elementary School in January 2021. (Anna Vignet / KQED)

After months of debate on whether to reopen public schools in the Bay Area’s largest districts, some families have finally had enough of distance learning. But parents are divided on whether it’s safe — and worth the risk — to send their kids back to school while the pandemic rages on. And even if everyone did agree on what to do, the path to reopening is sure to be a long one.

GuestVanessa Rancaño, KQED education reporter

Episode transcript here.


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