Has anyone thought about why there’s universal closing of all our public schools? (“In-person classes are shut down as of Thursday by coronavirus count, school district announces,” Dec. 6.) Can’t each school be allowed some freedom to open or shut down? My kids go to the Tobin School, where all families and staff are doing their best and there have been no positive cases of Covid-19 since in-person learning started. Yet we don’t get rewarded by being able to keep the school open. Instead, we live by districtwide metrics.

Can we think outside the box? For once, I truly see that private schools are doing the right thing and keeping kids’ in-person learning going as long as safely possible.

Jenny Wang, Hammond Street

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