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Opinion: How We Decided to Send Our Daughter Back to School

I still remember the nauseating feeling that consumed me when I put my daughter on a school bus two years ago and sent her off to prekindergarten. I thought I would have until college, when I dropped her off to start her adult life, before I would feel such anxiety again.

Instead, it returned last month, when we got a survey from our public school system in Maryland asking whether we wanted to send our daughter, our firstborn, now a first grader, back to school two days a week during a raging pandemic.