At Forbes, I’m taking a look at Anya Kamenetz’s book about the pandemic. In The Stolen Year, NPR education reporter Anya Kamenetz doesn’t definitively answer the question, “Who stole it?” But she is absolutely clear on who the year was stolen from. Children.
Yes - I think too often in the pandemic postmortem RE: school, pundits and policymakers like to suggest there were some good options. There weren't. There was much we didn't know - and, well, we didn't have a vaccine for what seemed like forever (even though it was developed quickly) - plus, the politics of simple measures like masking made the potential "good" solutions problematic.