Op-Ed: Back-to-School Season in Pennsylvania Defined by Conflict

Originally published in RealClear Education.

Parents of school-age children are increasingly anxious as the new school year approaches. Indeed, amid new and recycled policies surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant, battles with local public school bureaucracies are intensifying.

While most governors and state-level authorities have so far avoided reentering the fray with statewide masking and vaccination mandates for students, the pressure is mounting — especially from teachers' unions. Earlier this month, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf told school districts to “make up their own mind.” But Wolf changed his tune just days after Pennsylvania teachers' unions called for mask mandates in all K-12 schools. 

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