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When Schools Shut Down, We All Lose

Mar 25, 2020 - Education Week

This was the week that American schools across the country closed their doors.

It was the week that our public schoolsâ(EURO)"often dismissed as mediocre, inequitable, or bureaucraticâ(EURO)"showed just how much they mean to American society by their very absence.

The unprecedented shutdown of public and private schools in dozens of states last week has illuminated one easily forgotten truism about schools: They are an absolute necessity for the functioning of civic culture, and ev...