Varney: America needs educated students, economic recovery
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on the difficulty of reopening schools amid coronavirus and its impact on economic recovery.
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney, in his latest “My Take,” argues that pushing to reopen schools amid coronavirus will be “exceptionally difficult” regarding safety, but the kids must get back to learning.
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“Reopening the schools: that is going to be the biggest fight thus far," he said. "Youngsters need education. And the economy needs workers freed from childcare duties. But it’s going to be exceptionally difficult. How do you assure teachers that they will be safe? You can't.”
Varney said one-quarter of all public school teachers are over the age of 50, making them most vulnerable to the virus. And one in five New York City teachers has asked for a medical exemption, opting to not return to the classroom.
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“Right there you have a staffing problem,” he said.
Another concern in reopening will be the battle in keeping kids six feet apart. Varney said some schools will attempt to use a shift system to spread students out and keep them in the classroom only a few days a week.