School in Mexico During Covid-19 Means Turning on the TV

Classrooms are seen as too risky, and internet access too spotty, for online schooling

Schools are racing to make plans for the academic year even as Covid-19 cases surge in the U.S. WSJ’s Daniela Hernandez explores how kids are affected by the virus and if it’s possible to reopen schools safely. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann

MEXICO CITY—Hanibal Yesbel, an energetic, athletic actor, looks into the camera and goes into an intense, soulful rap about triangles. He isn’t talking romance, but geometry.

“Did you know not all angles are equal?” says the 36-year-old actor, reading from a teleprompter as he stands in front of a desk on a set made up to look like a classroom.

His...

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