Remote Hearing on "Challenges to Safely Reopening K-12 Schools"
Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a remote hearing with former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and education and public health professionals to examine the challenges to safely reopening K-12 schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
The hearing follows Chairman Clyburn’s letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding she rescind the illegal threat to defund schools that do not immediately open for full-time, in-person education during the coronavirus pandemic.
At a Select Subcommittee hearing last week, members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force confirmed that the Administration’s failed response to the pandemic exacerbated the spread of this virus. At that same hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rejected the President’s claim that “young people are almost immune” to the coronavirus, stating: “Children do get infected. We know that. So therefore, they are not immune.”
The Honorable Arne Duncan
Managing Partner, Emerson Collective, Former Secretary of Education (2009-2015)
Fellow, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Dr. Caitlin Rivers
Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Robert W. Runcie
Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
Teacher, Hayden Winkelman Unified School District