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Not all Americans think reopening US schools is safe

A fierce debate rages in the US over when to head back to school and whether it is safe to do so.

As the first day of the new school year approaches in the US, a nationwide debate is raging as President Trump pushes for students to go back to the classroom.

School districts are adopting different approaches, some opting to start the school year remotely while others are planning for a partial return with physical distancing rules in place.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles in the US state of California.