Despite high infection rates and new variants, Europe continues to prioritize in-person learning.

Anthony LaMesa
6 min readJan 27, 2021

When the Wall Street Journal recently published an article claiming that “a consensus is emerging in Europe that children are a considerable factor in the spread of Covid-19” and “more countries are shutting schools for the first time since the spring,” opponents of reopening public schools in the United States were quick to treat the article as evidence that Europe’s much-vaunted school reopening policies were failing. A couple examples: