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Darned if you do, darned if you don’t. Sure, it is good for kids to be in school — socially and academically. And working parents don’t want their kids left home alone. HOWEVER, we just happen to be in the middle of a huge spike of cases with widespread community spread of the disease (which will be made worse by the kids being in school.) You also have to be concerned about staff members who are at risk from the virus.  So should Mississippi go ahead and start schools now or wait like some districts have done? I guess we will find out.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.