Emily Oster Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain

The economist Emily Oster offers loads of data-driven advice about children and Covid-19. Many parents live by her words. Others say she’s dangerous.,

Emily Oster received both praise and criticism for her views on in-person learning during the pandemic.
Emily Oster received both praise and criticism for her views on in-person learning during the pandemic.Credit…Jillian Freyer for The New York Times

She Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain

The economist Emily Oster offers loads of data-driven advice about children and Covid-19. Many parents live by her words. Others say she’s dangerous.

Emily Oster received both praise and criticism for her views on in-person learning during the pandemic.Credit…Jillian Freyer for The New York Times

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