A few weeks ago, the government started shutting down a few of its schools in California for failing to make sure that its students had sufficient time to learn.
The shutdowns are only temporary.
As of today, the state will be sending its most vulnerable students home for a few months.
In the meantime, the rest of California is taking a wait-and-see approach.
And for some parents, it may be the right thing to do.
“It’s a lot better for kids,” said Michelle Pang, a mother of four who is raising her children at home.
For years, Pang has been taking her two youngest sons to California’s most popular school, the University of California, Berkeley.
After the school closed, she said she was worried about them, too.
But now, she’s more confident that her children will get a chance to get better.
“The children are still getting good educations,” she said.
“They’re getting the same grades and they’re getting good grades.
I’m confident that they’ll get a high-quality education.”
At the University, the students are more likely to get good grades and to be engaged and healthy, said Professor Michael Gerson, who heads the school’s psychiatry department.
And at the California Institute of Technology, the school for gifted students, the number of students taking Advanced Placement exams has increased by more than a third since the shutdowns began.
The shutdowns were part of a larger push by the government to improve schools.
But with the federal government in the midst of a record-breaking drought and state governments across the country facing budget deficits, the move has been met with widespread concern.
The states that have reopened schools say they will be able to make more than $500 million in savings in the coming year.
But there are also many questions about the effectiveness of the shutdown.
Why are schools closing?
Why are they shutting down?
How will they deal with a rapidly aging population?
And what will the long-term effects of the school closures be?
There are no simple answers to these questions, but experts say that a big reason for the school closings is to give parents a way to help their children and to make it easier for them to return to school.
Some experts say the closure of schools is a way for the government and schools to try to fix a problem they can’t solve themselves.
They say the closures are meant to give the schools more time to do the job that parents want them to do, but some schools may be better off waiting until they’re ready to reopen.
“The shutdown is not really a shutdown, it’s an opportunity,” said Dr. Daniel Gross, a professor of health policy at the University at Albany.
“What is being done now is trying to figure out how to make schools safer and better, and how to give them the tools they need to do that.”
But the closure is also a political move by the Trump administration, which has spent much of the last few years trying to gut federal programs that provide health care and other services to the poor and needy.
The closures also come as the Trump Administration is trying hard to make good on promises it made to Congress to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
Critics have charged that the shutdown is a cynical effort by the administration to help the Democratic Party win the 2018 midterm elections.
That has led to the shutdown being viewed as a political ploy by the Democrats to distract from their own problems, said Tom Bosenko, a political science professor at the UCLA School of Law.
“I think the administration is trying really hard to push back on this, to make this a partisan issue,” he said.
On Tuesday, President Trump took aim at Planned Parenthood during a press conference in Arizona, saying the health provider is “killing people.”
The president has made it clear that the closure measures are temporary.
The schools will be open, he said, “and we will work with the California government to make things right.”
It’s unclear if that’s the case.
The state of California and the school district are still debating the issue.
The California Department of Education said that the state is not currently working with the school system to find an alternate plan for the students, and that a decision will be made at a later date.
It may be months before all the students return.
Parents in many states are concerned that they won’t be able get enough time to enroll their children in the schools.
Pang and other parents are trying to get their kids to stay home during the school year.
But they are also worried about how they will handle the long, dark months ahead.
What are the options for the parents who want their children to go back to school?
Parents like Pang are worried about not knowing what their kids will learn in the months ahead, and worried about their children’s future if they don’t enroll them. They are