NEW Yale Study: "Working in child care not linked to COVID-19 risk early in pandemic"
"Researchers from Yale University surveyed more than 57,000 U.S. child care providers [...]

They found no association between contracting the virus and exposure to child care."
Data from Brown University economist:

"Schools aren't super-spreaders"…

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15 Oct
Massachusetts teachers union: "Educators across the country right now have a tremendous amount of leverage because the economy can't get up and running until we just essentially determine that it's safe to go back."
"I wouldn't use the 'hostage' terminology but there is a big point there."
"That raises the question of how we can tie these fights together"
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14 Oct
A new study finds that public school districts with stronger teachers unions are significantly less likely to reopen in person.

This is now the 2nd evaluation finding this result.
This new study also finds that private school competition increases the likelihood that public schools reopen in person.
Incentives matter. Public schools are more likely to cater to the needs of families when they have other options.

Here is the new study:
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11 Oct
Arizona teacher: "Unfortunately for you, you need us [...] We have more power than you do. If we decide not to work, all it takes is 20% of teachers to call out and a school has to close."
This uneven power dynamic is the main problem with K-12 education

The system gets your children's education dollars regardless of how well it meets their needs

We should fund students directly and empower all families.
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11 Oct
Public school enrollment is down 2.8% in Washington state.
The enrollment dropped 14% from last year for kindergarten.…
14 of the state's 15 largest school districts aren't reopening with any in-person instruction.

The public school system is leaving thousands of families out to dry

No wonder families are removing their children from that system.
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9 Oct
hey @JoeBiden do you support funding students instead of institutions
oh wait
oh wait
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9 Oct
Candidate for Lt. Governor in NC:

"The parents are unaware of the things that need to be taught in certain grades. That is fine for a very educated parent [...] but the average parent trusts the school system to educate their children"
This is a paternalistic argument against school choice

The reality is that families know more about their children's needs than bureaucrats sitting in offices hundreds of miles away

Families also have stronger incentives to make good decisions for their own children.
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