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By CHRISTEN SMITH
The Center Square 

Pa.'s School Choice Debate More Fraught Than Ever Amid Pandemic

 

February 18, 2021

MetroCreative

With the pandemic affecting how students attend public schools, the ongoing debate about whether lawmakers should prioritize traditional districts or ease limitations on their public and private alternatives seems more fraught than ever. Parents are wondering if it would be best to continue at-home instruction after the pandemic recedes, or return thier children to in-person instruction.

With the pandemic affecting how students attend public schools, the ongoing debate about whether lawmakers should prioritize traditional districts or ease limitations on their public and private alternatives seems more fraught than ever.

The Hollidaysburg Area School District recently faced push-back from parents over a decision to have students return to face-to-face instruction.

The district administration has to weigh the interests of students, staff, teacher and parents – and sometimes their interests collide.

In Pennsylvania, the discourse targets the same players – teacher unions...



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