Houston - This week the price of this pandemic grew steeper, and the disruption of our society deeper as many Texas school districts made the decision to disregard the president’s request for a full fall re-opening.
Houston ISD, the state’s biggest school district, will wait at least six weeks before conducting in-person classes. Ft. Bend ISD has gone further, opting for virtual instruction only through 2020 and canceling all extra-curricular activities sports, band, everything.
Clearly, educational leaders don’t believe they can ensure the safety of students and their teachers. Their caution, justified or not, will exact a cost on the economy, on families without child care, and the over-all cohesion of communities delivered by local schools.
This week's panel: Wayne Dolcefino, media consultant, Carmen Roe, FOX 26 legal analyst and Houston attorney, Bill King, businessman and columnist, Tomaro Bell, Superneighborhood leader, Jacquie Baly, professor UH-Downtown join Greg Groogan to talk about the children in our community and their education.
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