Parents of College Students Worry, Should They Stay or Go?
Constance Sommer, The New York Times
The usual parental worries—whether a college-bound child will be happy, or productive, or find a suitable major leading to a stable career—are getting sidelined this fall by one overwhelming concern: With coronavirus cases spiking in many parts of the country, will students be safe at school?
More than a quarter of U.S. colleges plan to begin fall instruction fully or mostly online, but many are still opening up their dorms. Some are limiting space to students with housing insecurity or other hardships. Others plan to offer housing to those who fit into a number of defined categories, such as veterans or students with on-campus jobs.