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To resume normality, we must open schools


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Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Annabel Denham writes for CapX

Given eight million households in Britain have school-aged children, it is “nonsensical” to talk of opening the economy while schools remain shut, writes Annabel Denham in CapX.

Instead, the IEA’s Director of Communications suggests thinking beyond the binary choice of June or September, and get kids back to school in July or August, figuring out terms as we go along.

Perhaps, Annabel says, this could “bring about fundamental change in how we structure the school year“. Many kids have spent the last three months completely isolated from friends and teachers. “They don’t need the summer holiday: they need the classroom.” Read the article in full here.



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