Randi Weingarten: Always Thought We Could Reopen Schools With 'Safeguards'
Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss how teachers and students can return to face to face learning. Weingarten says "I've always thought that if we had the safeguards in place and the testing, that we could reopen schools." She also addresses reports that she's a contender for Education Secretary in the Biden administration, saying "When the education transition team called me, I moved heaven and Earth to meet with them." and she will share " Aired on 12/3/2020.
It's back to school again for some New York City schoolchildren weeks after the schools were closed to in-person learning because of rising COVID-19 infections. Parents are trying to make the day as normal as possible for their children. (Dec. 7) The Covid-19 vaccines give rise to the hope that humanity will soon turn the page on a devastating pandemic. With conspiracy theories flourishing against the backdrop of widespread scepticism, these new vaccines developed in record time have raised many questions. Speaking to FRANCE 24, Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden's chief medical adviser on Covid-19, said that if the majority of the world's population is vaccinated, we could "begin to get back to normal" towards the end of 2021. New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning and increase the number of days a week many children attend class, even as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. (Nov. 29) As public school districts nationwide struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, New York City is reopening elementary schools. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined CBSN to explain what the state is doing to control the latest surge, the plan for economy recovery, and efforts to inform New Yorkers about the safety of the vaccine.