“The reluctance of many Republicans to wear masks and practice social distancing is one reason so many Americans are dead. But the educational losses are disproportionately the fault of Democratic governors and mayors who too often let schools stay closed even as bars opened.” NYT’s Nicholas Kristof: School Closures Have Failed America’s Children. (I never saw the school debate as being Open vs Close. It was between those who yelled open with no data and those who said, of course we want to open, but let’s get some facts first. Once we had the facts, many private schools opened. But, in many places, the public school situation has been an epic disaster, one that will have ramifications for years.)