Is it more dangerous to keep kids out of school? Some pediatricians think so

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Students in fifth grade wear masks as they wait for their teacher in the classroom at Oak Terrace Elementary School in Highwood, Ill., part of the North Shore school district, on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. An analysis conducted by The Associated Press and Chalkbeat shows that race is a strong predictor of which public schools are offering in-person instruction to start the year and which aren’t. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Katie Phillippo, Associate Professor and Program Co-Chairperson for Loyola University of Chicago, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why some pediatricians believe keeping the schools closed is a higher risk for children.

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