Students Absolutely Learn Best In-Person, but Vaccines are Critical to Ensuring That Can Happen

The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Executive Director Robert McCann in response to Governor Whitmer’s call for schools to resume all in-person learning by March 1st.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, schools have been committed to providing the best, and safest, possible education for students, based on the guidance from medical experts and Governor Whitmer. We have always agreed in-person learning is the best option for students and appreciate Governor Whitmer’s belief in that. To be successful in that, however, now requires broad access to the COVID-19 vaccine for school employees and ensuring there is very clear guidance made available on when vaccinated employees can return to work. The Governor’s announcement today is welcomed, but we will now need the support of our health officials to provide vaccines and guidance to ensure that teachers and students can return to classrooms safely and successfully.”

The K-12 Alliance is the leading advocate for policies that support a stronger public education system in Michigan