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WASHINGTON — The debate over whether children need to wear face masks in classrooms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus took a new turn on Tuesday, with Randi Weingarten, head of the influential American Federation of Teachers, indicating that she was in favor of unmasking, provided certain metrics were met.

“I think we have to be talking about the off-ramp for masks,” Weingarten said during an appearance on MSNBC. “No one wants masks in schools,” she added some moments later. “Not teachers, not students.”

Lori Manz substitute-teaches a math class at Vista View Middle School in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Weingarten added that she

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