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What Coronavirus School Closures Would Mean for the U.S. Economy

Ryan Bohl
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Mar 11, 2020 | 16:34 GMT
A teacher points to a projector screen as she gives a vocabulary lesson at a high school in Worthington, Minnesota, on Sept. 5, 2019.

Students engage in a vocabulary lesson at a rural high school in Minnesota. U.S. school closures are increasingly likely in response to the coronavirus outbreak and risk causing significant economic disruptions across the country.

(COURTNEY PERRY/The Washington Post)

Nationwide school shutdowns to contain the COVID-19 outbreak will take the largest toll on working-class Americans with children -- and the economic sectors that rely on both their labor and their business. ...

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