Restaurants and Broadway Are Coming Back. What About Our Schools?

On the morning of May 1, about a hundred parents deeply aggrieved at how the academic year has panned out and concerned about the next, gathered in a playground in East Harlem to demand that the city’s public schools reopen fully and without delay.

The agenda might have confounded anyone who has not paid close attention to all the preceding chaos.

Theoretically, schools are open; the buildings are hardly padlocked. In February, after the youngest grades had returned to school, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that middle-school students would be welcomed back in classrooms after months spent learning online at home; several weeks later, high-schoolers would follow.

On the morning of May 1, about a hundred parents deeply aggrieved at how the academic year has panned out and concerned about the next, gathered in a playground in East Harlem to demand that the city’s public schools reopen fully and without delay. The agenda might have confounded […]

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