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Vaccine clinics at schools would solve multiple problems with a single jab

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A new report about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected Los Angeles Unified schools doesn't contain much that wasn't already known: The past year was an academic calamity for hundreds of thousands of students, one that cannot be repaired solely by reopening campuses. The study, by the organization Great Public Schools Now, calls for more assessment of students skills, more individualized instructional programs and more teaching time.

All of which is on target, but with many parents having picked up the drumbeat of fear ― and also unhappy that middle and high school courses won't be anything like real school, even for students on campus ― more than half of parents are planning not to return their kids to in-person classes right now.

All the special assessments in the world won't do much if teachers aren't instructing the students in their classrooms, and that's going to take vaccination not just for teachers but for families. There's a better way to go about that than the state and county have devised so far.

Great Public Schools Now is often looked on with suspicion........

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