This is a terrible idea.

Both the Atlanta and Fulton County Public School systems will be cancelling classroom learning — what we used to refer to as “school” — from April 12th to 16th, because a majority of teachers and school staff have said they might travel, use public transit, or sleep in hotels over the spring break.

Superintendent Lisa Herring announced in a Thursday letter to parents that the district will switch to virtual learning for the week of April 12–16.

“As we continue our focus on protecting student and staff health and safety and in light of an anticipated high volume…