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The West Block
January 9 2022 11:00am

School closures have ‘massive’ costs and ‘negligible’ benefits: Proudfoot

Millions of children returned to online learning at the conclusion of the winter break, as provincial and territorial governments close schools to try to blunt the Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 spike. This puts many families in the difficult position of once again navigating virtual schooling. MacLean’s Ottawa bureau chief Shannon Proudfoot joins ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson to share her struggle with a near-impossible balancing act.

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