In a blunt and candid response delivered in the midst of a recharged coronavirus crisis sweeping through Florida, Miami-Dade’s Superintendent of Schools confessed that he can’t “guarantee” social distancing when schools open in the fall.
Of course he can’t.
Kids will be kids — and Miami-Dade’s school district is the fourth-largest in the nation.
That’s a heady combination.
Crowded halls. Crowded classrooms. Crowded cafeterias.
“Part of the [reopening] plan relies on increased social distancing, but we cannot guarantee six feet of distance,” Alberto Carvalho said during a virtual School Board meeting to vote on an opening plan for the fall that — thankfully — gives parents options.
Because the times aren’t right for a return to campus at all.
The hot summer months were supposed to bring less coronavirus infection, but the complete opposite has happened. Florida is seeing record numbers of coronavirus cases — not only in the 18-34