Op-Ed: Pennsylvania students are suffering from the state’s ‘epic fail’ on pandemic schooling

Originally published in The Washington Examiner.

Just in time for National School Choice Week, hundreds of parents in suburban Philadelphia’s Chester County have organized a movement challenging COVID-19 restrictions against in-person learning for K-12 students.

Pennsylvania’s pandemic-era education policies are fueling this revolt. Last April, in the early stages of the crisis, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all private and public schools closed for the duration of the 2019–2020 school year.

In the 2020–2021 school year that commenced last fall, school districts have gained some latitude to reopen their buildings, but these districts still face many excessive regulatory requirements. This is evident in Chester County, where parents must grapple with the reality of children attending classes in person no more than twice a week.

Students suffer the consequences of this trend. Earlier this month…

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