ERN Releases Statement on CDC Reopening Guidelines

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February 12, 2021

ERN Releases Statement on CDC Reopening Guidelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 12, 2021)—Education Reform Now (ERN) National President Shavar Jeffries released the following statement in response to today’s school reopening guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The reopening guidance released today by the CDC is a step in the right direction to getting all of our students and teachers safely back into the classroom. For the majority of young children, particularly children with the most challenges, remote learning has been a failure. Today’s guidance makes clear a path for more children to safely return to school in-person with strictly implemented mitigation strategies in place for students and staff.

We must work together to ensure all our public schools have the resources they need to open in person for as many students, as many days of the week as possible and help those behind catch up during the remainder of the year and over this coming summer.

We urge the Biden administration and Congress to continue to work to provide resources for distance learning, as well as supplemental resources like tutoring, so that all students are equipped with the tools needed to succeed.”