As the national debate rages among adults, the constituents who are most impacted are absent from the conversation. How do children feel about masking in schools? I randomly selected students at Vida Charter School to interview. There is a common thread that emerges from their words: Masking is about keeping our community safe.

Why are we wearing masks at school?

Christine Miller is the executive director of Vida Charter School. For more information about Vida Charter School, visit

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