The American Academy of Pediatrics Challenges CDC Guidance on Schools

According to the policy guidance on reopening schools from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

“The AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”

Physical presence matters because students learn less when they study remotely. Students from poorer families suffer the most.

As a result, the AAP challenges some of the worst elements in the CDC guidance, including its advice on physical distance, which will keep students out of the classroom, and its support for temperature checks, which are known to have failed.

chair More on Reopening Schools

1. Guidance on Physical Distance

2. Guidance on Temperature Checks