The economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for 20-30 years, says Betsey Stevenson.
Schools across the U.S. are closed because of the coronavirus, and unlikely to reopen safely anytime soon. Parents are exhausted from constant, round-the-clock care while trying to work from home; some have chosen to leave their jobs, or switch to part-time work, just to take care of their kids. And kids themselves are slipping behind academically.
Now comes the bad news: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet.