Given what is now known about the mortality rates of COVID-19, the ongoing disruptions to children’s care, education and health are no longer justified.
Families play a vital role in the process of skill formation, which is just as important as the role of schools.
Government schools remain open but many parents are already voluntarily keeping their children home in an effort to 'flatten the curve'.
When it comes to inclusive education, England has gone backwards, with more and more students placed in segregated provision or excluded from educational opportunities.
It's easy to report on access and inputs, but much more difficult to achieve educational quality and meaningful outcomes.
Working class parents may be too busy to attend high school events, but they take an active role in their children's success.
The damning report, released on Monday, says the decline is widespread and "equivalent to a generation of Australian school children falling short of their full learning potential".