Covid-19 lockdown in France: Keeping schools shut punishes the poor – Fabienne Keller

It’s damned if you, damned if you don’t when it comes to reopening schools, says former Strasbourg mayor Fabienne Keller. A member of the European Parliament from Emmanuel Macron’s Renew Europe bloc, she stands by the French president’s decision to aim for May 11th back-to-school date.
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