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Reopening schools will require a big boost in federal funds
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Reopening schools will require a big boost in federal funds

Bayliss Fiddiman argues that in order to prepare teachers and students for school in the fall, be it virtually or in person, Congress needs to allocate more funding for education.

Texas education officials unveiled a confusing patchwork of school reopening guidelines this week, underscoring just how complicated a task it will be to reopen schools with the state in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic.

With the coronavirus outbreak dramatically worsening in Texas and parents understandably skittish about sending their children back to the classroom, Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that schools in the state could remain shuttered this fall.

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Bayliss Fiddiman

Former Associate Director