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When government's actions cost citizens, is compensation in order?

By Dr. Eric Fruits

Oregon Department of Education recently announced relaxed guidelines for school reopenings.

The new guidelines provide a roadmap for districts in the Portland area and much of the state to roll out in-person instruction for elementary school students.

Regardless of the new guidelines, it is looking more likely that many of Oregon’s largest school districts will not return to full-time, in-person instruction for all students this year.

In January, the presidents of teachers unions representing Oregon’s five largest school districts sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown....