While students continue to wait for colleges to finalize plans for fall semester, professors are growing more concerned. Some universities have been open to letting professors decide for themselves what to do by suspending the normal requirement that teaching be done in person. Many other schools are requiring professors, with few exceptions, to be on campus for in-person teaching.
Should the US reopen schools or continue teaching remotely? What’s at stake: An unknown number of lives, the futures of tens of millions of children, the livelihoods of their caregivers, the working conditions of millions of educators and people’s trust in a fundamental American institution.
The Making Caring Common project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has issued a document in which admissions officials attempt to reassure students — and themselves — about what’s really important this year: self care, academic work, service, family and extracurriculars.