‘You feel the risk of your decision no matter what’: How parents feel about the return to school

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Pupils wearing facemasks arrive to attend classes at Moor End Academy in Huddersfield, northern England on September 11, 2020.OLI SCARFF | AFP | Getty ImagesLONDON — After months out of school, children around the world are returning to the classroom. And while parents feel it's best for their kids, shaking those first-day nerves has been a challenge. Homeschooling has been the norm for many families over the last five months, as a lot of schools only stayed open to the children of key workers, due to the coronavirus pandemic.Gillian Harvey, a writer who lives in a small town near Limoges in France, said that she was initially nervous about her five children returning to school."I made sure I told them all the facts properly before they went back, but also that they ...read more...