Why Californians dropping are private insurance to get taxpayer-funded treatment

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There’s an open secret among those who care for people with serious mental illnesses.

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parents turn to private schooling amid coronavirus

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<span>Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Elyssa Katz, a Santa Monica mother of three, is growing a matchmaking service to connect families with tutors, or “Zutors”, as she calls them – a word she’s in the process of trademarking.

“The role of a Zutor is a tutor, a nanny, and an angel for a parent,” Katz told the Guardian, someone who can take over parental demands, help children with online homework and take them outside when it’s time for “recess”.

Katz’ clients range from the rich and famous, to everyday people who need childcare because they can’t look after their children while they have to work. Katz said she’s gotten calls from parents as far away as the Hamptons.

For a matchmaking fee that can range from $700 to $1,000 (£549 to £785), Katz and her team will interview tutor candidates, run background and reference checks, then match them to the right

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In the Same Towns, Private Schools Are Reopening While Public Schools Are Not

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Punahou School in Honolulu, on Mach 9, 2007, will be open full time in the fall of 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Cory Lum/The New York Times)
Punahou School in Honolulu, on Mach 9, 2007, will be open full time in the fall of 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Cory Lum/The New York Times)

In Honolulu, nearly all public schools are planning to allow students to return for just part of the week. But at Punahou, a private school for grades kindergarten through 12, school will open full time for everyone.

The school has an epidemiologist on staff and is installing thermal scanners in the hallways to take people’s temperatures as they walk by. It has a new commons area and design lab as well as an 80-acre campus that students can use to spread out. There were already two teachers for 25 children, so it will be easy to cut classes in half to meet public health requirements for small, consistent groups.

The same thing is happening in communities across the country: Public

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