As students across the country returned to school this fall, many questions hung in the air. Would school be able to open for in-person instruction? Would schools starting the year with virtual learning meet with more success than they did back in the spring? Would anarchic or substandard return-to-school plans change parent attitudes about public schools and parents’ openness to outside schooling options? How will teachers be affected?
We have a glimpse at the answer to the first question. Some schools have been able to open in-person, while others have either remained virtual or pursued some kind of hybrid plan. As to the second, it will be some time before we