School is the Best Place for Children

Friday, August 14, 2020

By Simon BurgessInès HassanAnna VignolesRichard Wilkinson

This post was originally prepared for 29th July 2020.

School is the best place for children during the pandemic and the Government should prioritise keeping schools open wherever possible. Our report, published on 24th July 2020 outlined why.

The Government’s announcement that all pupils will return to school after the summer break following six months of home or “blended” schooling has naturally left parents and guardians anxious. Earlier plans for a return in June were challenged on safety grounds by headteachers, unions and experts and many households are juggling home-schooling and their own work and family commitments.

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