College Reopening Plans.

Wednesday_673x324WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
PROGRAM # 8945 12:00 PM PT

College Reopening Plans.

As coronavirus cases rise to record levels in several states, the Trump administration is pushing for colleges and schools to reopen, even threateing to cut their funds. Higher education leaders are pushing back demanding additional help from Washington to help prevent outbreaks among communities of color and frontline campus workers. What are the concerns of university leaders about reopening? What are their plans in response to the pandemic? What are the challenges for Latino students and families? A national leader of colleges comments on this, on the politics of Washington’s attacks against the CDC and the epidemiologists, and on the discussions about including the fight agains misinformation and infodemia in the curriculum of medicine and journalism careers. A local schools leader also talks about the final school plans her government is developing, in consultation with parents, who fear sending their kids to school because of Covid-19, while feeling unable to provide a good learning experience due to the lack of high speed internet and the latest software. This program also includes news about the Trump administration’s backtracking on their threat to deport international students, news about the science of Covid-19 spread via aerosol, advise on today’s deadline to file the tax report, and today’s deadline to apply for the Pandemic-EBT.

Guests: Antonio Flores, Executive Director, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, TX; Genoveva Islas, Public Health Specialist, Trustee, Fresno Unified School District, Fresno, CA

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