“It’s not a school unless we have kids here.” That was the principal of a D.C. elementary school welcoming students back to school last week for the first time since March. “I’m just super excited. I could scream at the top of my lungs.” That was a mother dropping her children off at the school. The cautious start of the reopening of the city’s public school system — only a fraction of D.C. students returned to classrooms — is something that should be celebrated.
Editorial: The cautious reopening of D.C. schools should be celebrated
February 7, 2021