Layla: We need reassurance and clarity before schools can re-open

Lib Dem Education spokesperson Layla Moran was on LBC this morning talking about getting children back to school.

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Earlier on Sky News, she reiterated the importance of transparency in the Government’s communications:

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  • My wife and I have come to the conclusion that out child’s life and health is a higher priority than Boris desperate attempts to hide his incompetence behind the lives of others. So we will probably keep him off school until July

  • There is no scientific evidence that it is “safe” for children to return to school, therefore the issue of “growing inequality” for children is a distant secondary issue.

  • >and we all still need clarity on the science.
    Clarity is that we don’t know and are still conducting scientific investigations and experiments. One of which is the phased opening of schools, beyond what is currently open. Yes, some schools have been open running classes for a small number of children from certain risk groups.

    I think one of the problems is that in overcoming CoViD19 we have to somehow communicate to the public that there is a scientific approach to gaining knowledge and understanding, we advance that knowledge by conducting experiments. So the real question is not so much what is the science but is the return to school experiment based on sound scientific thinking and understanding of what we know to date and what level of risk are we prepared to take with exploring the unknowns.

    Action research and learning is fun, just it can be a little scary…

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