Working parents could be in a bind if public schools only open 1 day a week

By Evie Fordham


Many states’ economies are expected to be open in the fall despite coronavirus, but not all public schools may follow.

Continuing online learning could put working parents in a bind if schools opt to stay partially remote during next school year, which Maryland is considering. The state may bring students back only one to two days a week or alternate between being online and in-person each week.

“That sets up families for a lot of impossible choices, choices that are felt most among families that are low-income,” Katherine Gallagher Robbins, child care and early education director at The Center for Law and Social Policy, told FOX Business.


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