House Hearing on Opening Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic

Former Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other education officials testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus… read more

Former Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other education officials testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on the safety of reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic. They discussed the need for clear guidance from the Centers, the need for federal financial support for schools to address the digital divide, and that children are not immune from the coronavirus, disputing a recent statement by President Trump. One of the witnesses, teacher Angela Skillings, contracted COVID-19 while sharing a classroom with two other teachers over the summer, despite wearing gloves and masks and using hand sanitizer. During his opening statement, Mr. Duncan said, “What infuriates me about what is happening today, is that it’s an unforced error. We are in this situation because our federal leadership failed us. Period. It did not have to be this way.” close

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House Hearing on Opening Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Program ID:
474554-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 06, 2020 | 2:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 10, 2020 | 8:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 06, 2020 | 2:10pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 06, 2020 | 2:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 06, 2020 | 9:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 07, 2020 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 07, 2020 | 2:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 10, 2020 | 8:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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