COVID or no in-person school for a year: What’s more dangerous?

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The digital sign in front of Walgrove Elementary School in Mar Vista, Los Angeles says LAUSD provides COVID-19 testing at 41 locations. February 2, 2021. Photo by Amy Ta.

Governor Gavin Newsom is pushing to get kids back in schools this month. Some parents, especially whose kids have special needs, say it’s about time. But LAUSD is pushing back, saying case rates are too high and school staff must be vaccinated first. It wasn’t until one teacher and her children got COVID that she agreed with the district.