By Laura Barros, Jairo Mejia and Alex Segura

Washington/New York/Los Angeles, Aug 12 (efe-epa).- For Elizabeth Smith, her experience as a teacher in a physical classroom is becoming a distant memory.

And now, even as educational authorities across the United States weigh which mode of instruction to employ in the 2020-2021 school year, she is contemplating a move to a different educational environment whose name captures the health-safety concerns gripping much of the planet.