Reopening Update: Newsom’s Not-So-Full California Reopening

By Brandon Ristoff
After suggestions that Newsom is planning to add a less-restrictive green tier to California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that, assuming the current COVID trajectory in California remains, the tiered system that has been in place since August will be eliminated entirely. According to Governor Newsom, it will be “business as...

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School Reopening Update- Who’s On First? LA Dodgers’ Opening Day or LAUSD School Reopenings

By Brandon Ristoff
CLICK HERE to see which benchmarks your county has passed this week. New updates to COVID-19 restrictions has led to more questions when it comes to reopening schools. Recently it was announced that theme parks and outdoor entertainment venues can reopen at limited capacity. Previously, large theme parks like Disneyland could only reopen once they...

TAGS: Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, reopening, reopening schools, teachers union, Unions, United Teachers of Los Angeles

School Reopenings Are Being Determined by Politics and Unions

By Larry Sand
School lockdowns have little if anything to do with “science.” A working paper released this month by Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform reveals that local politics – not the severity of COVID-19 – is the most important factor in determining whether k-12 public school districts opened for in-person learning in the fall. Political...

TAGS: Austin Beutner, Christos Makridis, Corey DeAngelis, COVID-19, Eric Hanushek, Larry Sand, reopening, teachers union