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Parents hoped they could safely send their children back to school this fall. The Delta variant of COVID-19 has dashed that hope. What’s worse, families have found themselves thrust into a war over face masks. Those who don’t want their children to be forced to wear masks all day might reside in districts with mask mandates. Those who are worried about their children being around unmasked and unvaccinated children are just as likely to wind up in mask-optional districts. School board meetings across the nation are erupting into shouting matches, parents are protesting, and many are likely to simply withdraw from public education.