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Foxx in WSJ: School Shutdowns Aren’t a Panacea

Too many school districts are not placing the needs of students first. Shutting schools down should be the exception, not the rule.
In Case You Missed It via the Wall Street Journal, read Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx’s (R-NC) response to School Closures Aren’t Just for COVID Anymore.

No Excuse for the New Non-Covid School Closures
By: The Editorial Board
December 2, 2021

Administrators using school shutdowns as a panacea need to re-evaluate their priorities. Students should always be put first, and we should not be teaching them to give up when things get hard.
Problems like unruly student behavior and teacher burnout should be addressed in a way that honors the mission of schools to help rear an educated citizenry. That won’t likely happen if teachers and students keep getting the day off.
The problems facing schools aren’t new, but this ill-conceived “remedy” is. It is time to reopen the schoolhouse doors and commit to keeping them open—even when teachers face challenges, administrators are frustrated and students are not on their best behavior.
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R., N.C.)
Read the full letter here.
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