It’s understandable that business owners and employees want to go back to work, and it’s more than fair for parents to ask schools to reopen so they can return to some semblance of normalcy. But during all the years of teachers and schools being harmed by underfunding and “school choice” schemes, where were these folks? And will they step up now and demand the government fund our public schools? A consensus is emerging among top economists and business leaders that getting kids back into day cares and schools is critical to getting the economy back to normal. Those pronouncements on the need to reopen schools in order to save the economy have turned into a drumbeat in the halls of government. But, State lawmakers were complicit in harming schools at a time when they need government support most. Some teachers already see the impossible place they are about to be thrust into."