College students should be returning to campus this fall.
For some colleges and universities, the decision to bring back in-person research and instruction is a matter of basic economic survival.
But even where it is not, the pandemic crisis threatens the essence of college life. Even the best distance-learning program cannot replace the normal interactions that take place on the college campus.
A return to in-person instruction should follow a strategy based on the latest science, balanced with efforts to restore campus life and protect the vulnerable.
It begins with a comprehensive testing and contact tracing plan. Colleges should also focus on residential environments where social distancing may be difficult.
Not all students or faculty will be able to come back at the same time.
Some combination of distance learning with in-person instruction will be needed.
It will be tough to bring students back to college campuses this fall, but it’s an effort well worth making.Read More »
California’s governor recently floated the idea of reopening the state’s K-12 schools as early as July. It’s an idea that should be applauded and encouraged in other states. Reopening America’s schools is not only important for the future of our kids, but also for bringing our workplaces back online and jumpstarting the economy.
One of the few glimmers of hopeful news we’ve heard about the coronavirus is that it tends not to be as deadly or harmful for school-aged kids. Even so, reopening the schools has to be done carefully and with special attention paid to the students, parents, teachers and staff who might be at greater risk.
Classrooms and student interactions will need to account for social distancing norms to help prevent the spread of the virus, and not all schools can begin at the same time. But re-opening our schools should be a priority for policymakers as we try to bring America back from the depths of this horrible disease.Read More »
Hugh Hewitt talks with Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family about the promo video Drew Brees made for “Bring Your Bible to School Day” that that stirred up much controversy in the LGBTQ community. Check out the memo Alliance Defending Freedom made for children to bring with them to school that spells for their teachers the right of each student to bring their Bible to school.Read More »