The fight over reopening schools intensifies

Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista, Los Angeles offers COVID-19 testing. The digital board in front of the campus says distance learning resources are online. February 2, 2021. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday suggested that in-person instruction in public schools could resume if teachers are prioritized in coronavirus vaccinations. President Biden says he wants to reopen the country’s schools during his first 100 days in office. But California and its teachers’ unions could be one of the biggest hurdles to making that happen.