“I’d Rather Lose a Year than a Child”: The Debate on Returning to School in São Paulo

The State is planning a fourth year in high school to mitigate the impact. Students and teachers point to precariousness in the periphery as the union threatens to strike in case of reopening.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "If my son loses a year in school, it won't make a difference to him in the future. But if I lose a child, it will. I'd rather lose a year than lose a son." Researcher Érika Andreassy, 47, has been working from home for almost five months with her two children, João Pedro Andreassy Castro, 15, and Camilo Augusto Andreassy Castro, 10, both students at . . .

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