French parents anguish over sending children back to school

PARIS (AP) — As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks under a coronavirus lockdown, many parents are deeply torn over whether to send their children back to school The French government is allowing businesses to reopen, employees to return to work and schools to welcome some students starting Monday. Only preschools and elementary schools are starting up at first, and classes will be capped at 10 students at preschools and 15 elsewhere. Due to the slow startup, as well as ongoing fears about COVID-19, attendance will not be compulsory right away. Parents can continue giving children home lessons supplied by teachers. Those who want their children to go to school only can send them if there is room.