OPINION: Pros and cons of returning in-person or staying virtual

Ofelia Mattingly

Many students and their parents have had a difficult time figuring out whether to return to in-person instruction or remain virtual, a decision that becomes more stressful the closer April 5 creeps. The vaccine rollout has prompted many to sign up for in-person, while many others feel more comfortable or agreeable continuing NTI.

There are a variety of reasons for every family’s decision, be it related to the pandemic or other factors. Here’s an overview of the pros and cons of staying virtual and going back to school for those still struggling as undecided to consider. 

The pros and cons of virtual option schools and in-person schooling. Graphic by Ofelia Mattingly.