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Long after schools have fully reopened after the pandemic, one concerning metric suggests that children and their parents have changed the way they think about being in class.

Sarah Mervosh, an education reporter for The Times, discusses the apparent shift to a culture in which school feels optional.


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Sarah Mervosh, an education reporter for The New York Times.

An empty classroom with the lights off.
A classroom in Victoria, Texas, this year. The district reopened schools in August 2020, earlier than in many other places. Even so, student absenteeism has doubled.Kaylee Greenlee for The New York Times

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